A BOAC Boeing 707 airliner bound for Sydney and Auckland with 131 passengers aboard had to return to Heathrow airport
A BOAC Boeing 707 airliner bound for Sydney and Auckland with 131 passengers aboard had to return to Heathrow airport shortly after take off when one of it engines caught fire. The aircraft call sign Whisky Echo crashed with its wing ablaze on runway two. An eye witness said he saw about 50 people jump out of the plane seconds after it crashed. they were running and jumping" from the aircraft. The survivors are being cared for, but for these firemen and the ambulance crew, the battle is still on. This was BOAC Boeing 707 Whisky Echo, now little more than a burnt-out shell. April 1968 P001243 *** Local Caption *** Planman - - 21/05/2009"
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|Keywords||1960s,Aircraft ,Fire,Accidents,Smoke ,Flames,Firemen,Dramatic,Ambulance,Emergency Services|
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