Aviation Photo #1033357 Bristol 175 Britannia 101 - BOAC

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Whilst operating for the UK Ministry Of Supply, a fire broke out in the No.3 engine, the fire could not be contained so No.4 was shut down as a precaution, on approach to Filton No.1 and 2 failed, an emergency landing was made on the mud flats of the Severn Estuary.
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    Frank Hudson
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    Bristol 175 Britannia 101
    Bristol 175 Britannia
    Bristol 175 Britannia
    Bristol
    12874
    G-ALRX
    Severn Estuary
    England
    United Kingdom
    February 1954
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Anonymous
10 years ago
The Britannia was being demonstrated to KLM officials when this incident occurred which kind of made the sales teams job a little tricky, but fortunately this was a non fatal accident
Anonymous
4 years ago
Plop

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