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On This Day........30 years ago.

By whitstabletangerine in

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4 weeks ago
RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By whitstabletangerine 4 weeks ago

Bally's drone  thread  regarding the nightmare of thousands of would be passengers at Gatwick at least ended without loss of life, which reminded me of another incident that took place on the evening of 21ST December 1988, when the Maid of the Seas, Pan Am flight 103 shortly after taking off from Heathrow was subject to an explosion in the baggage hold causing the plane to break up at 31000 feet and fall to the ground in and around the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

259 passengers and crew perished along with 11 residents of the town.

RIP.


RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By Bally 4 weeks ago

I was only talking about this today. Hard to believe it's 30 years ago.


RIP

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By tangerinejezza 4 weeks ago

Can’t believe it was 30

years ago. Doesn’t seem that long. 

RIP. 

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RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By seasider 4 weeks ago

I was too young remember but I've watched Air Crash Investigation covering this particular disaster. Absolute devastation. 

I doubt many people of our generation drive up the M6 and past Lockerbie without thinking about the crash. It put Lockerbie on the map for the wrong reasons.

RIP

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By Bally 4 weeks ago
tangerinejezza wrote:

Can’t believe it was 39 years ago. Doesn’t seem that long. 

RIP. 

‍It wasn't.

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By tangerinejezza 4 weeks ago
Bally wrote:

‍It wasn't.

I know. It was a fat thumb moment. 

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By Bally 4 weeks ago
tangerinejezza wrote:

I know. It was a fat thumb moment. 

‍I know how you feel

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By Qblock2019 4 weeks ago

Famous people who were booked on this flight but didn’t fly...

Johnny Rotten. Didn’t fly after an argument with his wife. 

The 4 Tops. Didn’t fly after an appearance on Top of the pops. 

Kim Cattrall. A last minute decision to stop at Harrods to buy her Mother a teapot saved her life as she missed the flight. 

How lucky were they? It must haunt them though. 

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By tangerinejezza 1 week ago

The Kegworth air crash was 30 years ago today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46782519?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social 


It wasn’t a good time to fly around then . 

RE: On This Day........30 years ago.
By Qblock2019 1 week ago
tangerinejezza wrote:

The Kegworth air crash was 30 years ago today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46782519?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social 


It wasn’t a good time to fly around then . 

‍30 years ago😮Seems like the other week. Strewth!!

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