Airplane Crash - Manchester, England 03/14/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Manchester, England


Date03/14/1957
Time13:46
LocationManchester, England
OperatorBritish European Airways
RouteAmsterdam - Manchester
TypeVickers Viscount 701
RegistrationG-ALWE
Cn/In004
Aboard20
Fatalities20
Ground2
SummaryThe plane suddenly veered and banked to the right while making an approach to land. The plane crashed into houses. Fracture of a 9/16' bolt on the starboard flap due to fatigue led to loss of control of the aircraft.

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