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Thread: Papa India - 45 years ago today!

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    Papa India - 45 years ago today!

    I always spare a thought for the 118 victims and their families every June 18th but was quite shocked this morning to realise that the dull, cloudy Sunday that changed so many lives is now 45 years ago.

    Ian

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    For those unaware, the Papa-India that Ian refers to was HS Trident G-ARPI operated by BEA which crashed in Staines shortly after take-off from Heathrow.

    https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/4-19...i-18-june-1972
    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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    Yes sad day indeed, especially for those who were on board and family and friends left behind. Does anyone have a map of the exact spot where the Trident impacted? Is there a memorial located there?
    How times have changed since then, especially political correctness. I remember reading a report of an ice cream seller turning up in his van at the crash site selling lollies and ice cream to the on lookers which had gathered. Won't be long before we are reflecting on another Trident crash on the 10th September this time G-AWZT.

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