The Stockport air disaster June 1967 72 passengers and crew were killed when a British Midland flight crashed whilst
The Stockport air disaster June 1967 72 passengers and crew were killed when a British Midland flight crashed whilst trying to land at Manchester Airport.The plane a Canadair C-4 Argonaut G-ALHG fell out of the sky when engine failure led to a loss of control. The passengers stood little chance of survival so it's remarkable that there were 12 crash survivors, there were no fatalities on the ground. The crash victims died horrifically after being trapped by the collapsing seats on the plane as the fire spread. The rescuers watched in horror as they saw people dying. The crash scene at Hopes Carr was one of total devastation with site resembling a battlefield. The hero of flight G-ALHG was Pilot Harry Marlow, who survived the crash. He brought the plane down in a safe area, avoiding a gasometer and block of flats. Our Picture Shows: Firemen dampen down the wreckage and searching for victims of the crashX5020
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