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Photo ID: 0151179
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London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL)
UK - England, April 9, 1968
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 1 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). This is RH-side, looking towards rear. || 90 secs after take off No 2 engine broke away from mounting over Hounslow just east of Heathrow. Take off was at 15.27 from 28L flight no 712. 20 secs into flight there was a loud bang and throttle lever for No 2 closed. Crew commenced Engine Failure drill during which they started to return to Heathrow (continued on photo 2).
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Photo ID: 0151178
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 2 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). LH-side view of aircraft at BOAC maintenance the day following the accident. || By now the No 2 Engine was well alight and crew were preparing to return to LHR to land on 05. As the u/c was lowered the engine fell away at a height of 3000ft. the touchdown was achieved 400yds beyond threshold (continued on photo 3).
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Photo ID: 0151177
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 3 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). RH-side view of aircraft at BOAC maintenance the day following the accident. || Following touchdown brakes and reverse thrust were applied, as the fire in the port wing root was causing severe damage to the window mountings. As shut down was ordered there was a sudden explosion (continued on photo 4).
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Photo ID: 0151176
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 4 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). LH-side view of aircraft, aft of wing, at BOAC maintenance the day following the accident. || The port wing fell off at the root and the blast threw debris over to the starboard side of the aircraft (continued on photo 5).
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Photo ID: 0151175
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 5 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). Believed to be part of rear fuselage. || The time from rotation to touchdown was 3min 12 secs. The passengers escaped from the RHS along the wing and from rear and forward galley doors. 123 of the 127 had escaped before emergency services arrived (continued on photo 6).
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Photo ID: 0151174
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 6 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). View from LH rear of aircraft. || 38 people received treatment for injuries and 5 died, including one stewardess - they were overcome by fumes inside the aircraft. Investigation found the cause to be failure of low pressure compressor wheel due to fatigue (continued on photo 7).
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Photo ID: 0151173
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G-ARWE (cn 18373/302) Photo 7 of 7. Shown by kind permission of Mrs J. Hartop (niece). View from RH rear of aircraft. I have no knowledge of where the tail section is. || The flight was BA712 to Zurich. || My thanks to Paul Dopson for scanning these.
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