Wreath laid to mark anniversary of air crash

Mayor Fraser Agnew and historian William Cobain lay a wreath at the crash site on the Big Collin mountain near Ballyclare. INNT 45-401-RM
Mayor Fraser Agnew and historian William Cobain lay a wreath at the crash site on the Big Collin mountain near Ballyclare. INNT 45-401-RM
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Mayor Fraser Agnew and Ballyclare historian William Cobain laid a wreath at the Big Collin Mountain near Ballyclare on Thursday (October 31) to mark the 72nd anniversary of the crash which saw all four crew members of an RAF Bristol Blenheim bomber killed when their plane careered into the hillside during the Second World War.

Earlier this year the council agreed a request from Mr Cobain to erect a plaque at the site to commemorate the sacrifice made by the four airmen.

The plane was flying on a navigational exercise out of the Isle of Man on October 31, 1941 when it developed an engine fire and crashed near Tildarg.

Picture by Ronnie Moore