Aviation Photo #1693622 Bristol 175 Britannia 312 - BOAC

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Passengers from Toronto & Montreal disembark from G-AOVO on a frosty morning as other pax board BOACs 707 for New York. An Air France Caravelle and a diverted BOAC Comet 4 complete the scene. The nearest aircraft, G-ARWE was destroyed by fire after a successful crash-landing at Heathrow on 8th April 1968 after an engine disintegrated on take off.
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    R.A.Scholefield
    BOAC
    Bristol 175 Britannia 312
    Bristol 175 Britannia
    Bristol 175 Britannia
    Bristol
    13423
    G-AOVO
    Manchester - International (Ringway)
    England
    United Kingdom
    December 23, 1963
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! Look at this lineup: A 707...a Britannia...
a Caravelle....and a Comet! You don't get more
vintage than this! Well done!!! 5 stars!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love the shot of the bristol britannia, one of the slickest airliners ever made.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The reinging queens of the skies in the 1960
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unfortunately, on 29 of FEB 1964 the Bristol 175 Britannia 312 (G-AOVO) also crashed into mountains while on decent to Innsbruck sadly killing all 83 people on board.
Anonymous
7 years ago
WOW!!! This photo is great! I wonder what year that was because this photo is awesome! Such old aircraft :D
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a days!. All those planes now gone forever. No crowds. Fantastic Britannia, specially in BOAC livery.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I wonder if they had a different price for travelling with a prop or a jet over the Atlantic?
Or was the longer flying time compensated with other features?
Anonymous
6 years ago
A totally different world... Compare this to today's airports, with their crowds and their endless lines of A319's and 738's... Fascinating picture!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wonderful soft winter light and a very interesting line-up. The 707 on the left is a rare -400 series with RR Conway engines. You can just see the noise suppressor of the no. 1 engine.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Seeing some of the old faithful British aircraft that were a strong part of the commercial aircraft world before they bowed out; that was nostalgic to see. Thanks.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Sad to say I was working for British Eagle and on the day G-ARWE landed back at LHR and was distroyed by fire, right in front of our British Eagle office.
I we all stood there not believing what we were watching.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The co-pilot on G-AOVO's fatal flight to Innsbruck was Michael Metcalfe Davison, DFC and bar. He was a Beaufighter & Mosquito night fighter ace (12 kills) by the time he turned 22. Life and death is terribly unfair.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ah the memories!

I flew from London (Heathrow?) in January 1968 on a British Eagle Britannia, via Istanbul and Bombay, to Singapore at the age of nearly eight.

The engine drone, snow-capped mountains, the heat of Bombay, the smell of the on-board food and humidity of Singapore all come flooding back just looking at this aircraft.

I remember loving it so much. I didn't mind the time it took to get there one little bit!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice piece of history!

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