'Would you believe it?' Woman’s haunting find on hike

Ash Cant
·2-min read

Two women hiking in the hills around their local area have stumbled on something quite eerie.

Pamela Aitken, who according to The Daily Record works for the NHS, was out hiking with her friend Kathryn when the two stumbled upon a plane wreckage.

Ms Aitken shared the photos of the wreck to Facebook, explaining they made their discovery while hiking in North Ayrshire, in Scotland.

"My friend Kathryn and I found another plane wreckage on our local hills, would you believe it, we’ve sat on two planes in two weeks," she said.

The images Ms Aitken shared show parts of the decaying plane on the mountainside.

"You would think that the wreckage would have been removed for air accident investigation by the CAA," someone said in reference to the Civil Aviation Authority.

Pamela Aitken and her friend Kathryn found a plane wreck while hiking in Scotland. Source: Facebook/Pamela Aitken
Pamela Aitken and her friend Kathryn found a plane wreck while hiking in Scotland. Source: Facebook/Pamela Aitken

People suggested it would be quite a difficult task to remove a plane from a mountain, others said it may have been left there to serve as a memorial.

It is believed the wreck Ms Aitken and her friend found is the remains of British European Airways Flight S200P, The Daily Record reported.

The British European Airways Flight crashed into Irish Law in 1948.

Scottish mountains littered with plane wrecks

Fortunately, no one was killed in the crash, though 13 of the 20 people on board were injured.

According to Walk Scotland, the mountains are littered with aircraft wreckages, and are often sought out by hikers.

"In some cases fairly extensive debris can still be found, while in other cases souvenir hunters have pretty much stripped crash sites bare," Walk Scotland notes on the website.

As Ms Aitken indicated on her Facebook post, this isn't the first crash site she has stumbled upon recently.

Pamela Aitken shared the incredible photos of the wreckage to Facebook. Source: Facebook/Pamela Aitken
Pamela Aitken shared the incredible photos of the wreckage to Facebook. Source: Facebook/Pamela Aitken

Earlier in March, she and Kathryn were walking near Blaeloch Hill when the two found the wreckage of Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk.I DT977, a Royal Navy plane which crashed during a training exercise in 1944.

The two members on board died.

“It was very surreal, especially being so close to home," Ms Aitken said after she found the first wreckage, according to The Daily Record.

“I was surprised at the condition of the metal parts, hardly any of it was rusty and how I’d expect it to look having been there from 1944.”

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