Airplane Crash - Heathrow Airport, London, England 04/08/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Heathrow Airport, London, England


Date04/08/1968
Time15:35
LocationHeathrow Airport, London, England
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
Flight #712
RouteLondon - Zurich
TypeBoeing B-707-465
RegistrationG-ARWE
Cn/In18373
Aboard127
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryShortly after leaving the runway during takeoff the No. 2 engine caught fire. Through some confusion, the crew did not pull the fire shutoff handle. The fire continued to burn and while attempting to land, the No. 2 engine fell away. After the plane came to a stop, the wing tank exploded.

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