The highest peak on Hirta, the largest island of the St. Kilda archipelago, Conachair rises steeply to 430m (1410 feet) just to the south of the sheer cliffs which fall into the ocean on the north coast of the island, a half-mile (1 km) north of Village Bay. In 1957, an Ordnance Survey primary triangulation pillar was installed at a height of 376m / 1233 feet to the south of the summit. A Bristol Beaufighter, on patrol from RAF Port Ellen on Islay, crashed close to the summit of Conachair on 3rd June 1943. Both members of the crew (Sgt William Duxbury and Sgt Stanley Thornton) died and their bodies were never found as much of the wreckage fell over the cliffs into the sea, although a propeller and parts of an engine remain on the hill.

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