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    A British Britannia aircraft crashes in Yugoslavia.

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    Unissued / Unused material -


    VS Of the wreckage of the British Britannia airliner strewn over large area of forest at Ljubljana after a crash. The twisted propellor and the wheels lay with the bits of fuselage. MS Along quiet road with sign Brnik. LS Airport building at Brnik Airport and pan to Britannia plane on tarmac.

    (Lav.) Old record suggests material dates from around 06/09/1966.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:44:29:00
    UN 4169 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    Crash occurred on 1 September 1966.

    Plane involved was a Bristol 175 Britannia, operated by Britannia Airways.

    98 of the 117 on board died.

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  2. troutmask70 says

    The 50th anniversary of this air disaster, the worst air disaster in Slovenia's history, occurred this year: between the World Cup final & the Aberfan Disaster. It occurred at Llubljana airport at 00:47 on 1st September. The plane, carrying British holiday-makers crashed into trees on its approach to the airport. Ninety-eight of the 117 passengers & crew died. The cause of the crash was an incorrect altimeter setting: the plane was approaching the airport at an altitude of 20 metres instead of 200.

    I am a survivor of the crash. My father and two sisters were killed and I was unconscious when my my mother, who was virtually uninjured, dragged me from the wreckage.

    The Aberfan memorial has re-kindled memories. I have never been able to find any other survivor of the crash. My mother died in 1997: there is probably no-one still alive that I know who can answer still unanswered questions for me.

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