• Short Summary

    An executive jet carrying some of West Germany's top aviation experts crashed onto a holiday camp after taking off from Squires Gate Airport in Blackpool, England on Thursday, Killing seven of the eight passengers and crew aboard.

  • Description

    An executive jet carrying some of West Germany's top aviation experts crashed onto a holiday camp after taking off from Squires Gate Airport in Blackpool, England on Thursday, Killing seven of the eight passengers and crew aboard.

    The Hansa aircraft -- the first civil jet built in post-war Germany -- was heading for Munish when it crashed, hitting a railway line and then slowing into a line of empty chalets in the holiday camp.

    No one in the holiday camp was injured. The one survivor of the crash was reported to be undergoing an emergency operation in a local hospital.

    The loss of the aviation experts is expected to be a major set back to the development project of the Eurogeen Multi-role Combat Aircraft(MRAC)
    They were on their way back from a visit to the British Aircraft Corporation works near Preston, ???hire, where the joint German-British-Italian swing-wing aircraft is being developed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMG9J4VFLG3ZDRCNLO8ES81EE
    Media URN:
    VLVABMG9J4VFLG3ZDRCNLO8ES81EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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