Morning Disaster 1958

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    Full title reads: "Southall. Morning Disaster".

    Southall, Middlesex / London. A Viking aircraft crashes into houses killing several people.

    GV Rescue workers clearing rubble in crash area. GV Rescue workers and firemen clearing rubble. SV Firemen standing near the crashed aircraft.

    CU Part of one of the houses which plane crashed into, roof is torn off and windows are broken. GV Men working near the wreckage. CU People watching, looking very sad.

    CU Part of the wrecked aircraft. CU From inside one of the wrecked homes looking out through gaping hole in the wall.

    SV Firemen and rescue workers moving part of the undercarriage. CU People watching. SV Men dragging part of the wreckage. SV Pan of wrecked houses to dolls pram which is twisted and broken.

    CU Wrecked car in the road. CU Another wrecked car with body torn completely away.

    GV Firemen clearing rubble. CU Vicar talking to people. GV Wrecked area. SV Pilot's body on stretcher being carried to ambulance.

    GV Crane on back of lorry lifting part of wreckage. SV Man in his garden, pan to part of wreckage. GV Debris scattered about, pan to people watching. CU People watching from their gardens. GV Firemen and rescue workers still clearing debris.


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  • The crash occurred on 2 September 1958.

    The plane involved was a Vickers VC.1 Viking.

    jamied 5th May 2012
  • I remember vividly the accident, I was nearly 11 years old and woken up by the sound of the aircraft, it flew between the houses from the direction of the Lady Magaret Pub and I could see the flight crew waving frantically as it decended it snapped the telephone line running from the houses I will all ways remember the sound it made. The plane then banked to the left and flew between the houses bent the old gas light and crashed into Kelvin gardens. My friend was killed in the accident, also my father and neighbour rushed round to help and try to rescue the people, but they left when the news crews arrived, as they did not want to be interviewed by anyone after this tragedy.

    Terry66 5th Jan 2014

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