2004: The team was called out on the evening of the second of January.
A search was organised for a missing family, as described in the press
cutting shown below.
8 of them and they were not lost on an icy ridge but the press cutting
is pretty accurate on the rest. They had no torch and set off on a 18
mile walk at midday. The weather was cold and misty with snow showers
and conditions underfoot were poor with ice and wet snow. Their route
was from Morvich to Cluanie which involves climbing over 300m over the
Allt Grannda and maintaining this altitude past Camban Bothy to Glen
Affric Youth Hostel. Fortunately for them, an outbuilding was open enabling
them to get much needed shelter.
PROPERLY EQUIPPED FOR WINTER CONDITIONS.
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Air crash, G-YWIG. A Highland Airways Cessna F406, with one
person on board, crashed on the southern slopes of Seana Bhraigh. Several
teams, both civilian and RAF, were deployed in the area around the last
radar contact to search for the aircraft and its pilot.
at the Aultguish Inn beside Loch Glascarnoch and deployed by helicopter.
Kintail wait to deploy by helicopter
Coastguard helicopter lands to pick up the teams
searches were done across the area. Kintail searched from the west and
Dundonnel searched from the east, moving towards each other. They met
on the ridge running south from Seana Bhraigh and, just as they met,
a Dundonnel team member came upon the wreckage.
Air Accident Investigation Board
report is available.
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