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1954 Britannia Plane Crash
Episode 68th February 2021 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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On the morning of 4th February 1954, a Bristol Britannia took off from Filton on a test flight, with Captain Arthur John Pegg, nicknamed Bill, aged 47, at the controls. They were also trying to impress representatives from Dutch airline KLM into buying some. What happened within a few minutes of take off would become major news.


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SOURCES

Dundee Courier - Friday 05 February 1954

Bradford Observer - Friday 05 February 1954

The Sphere - Saturday 13 February 1954

The Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives


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