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UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:13 am

A service was held this morning to remember the 47 people killed in the crash.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-l ... e-59873728
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:30 am

It's utterly sad how a small error by the crew could lead to 47 deaths.
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:38 am

I remember this crash well - it was a shock to many that a brand new B734 could be involved in a crash!
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:57 am

Remember it very well I was at T1 LHR on that day. I believe the Co Pilot died back in 2004 after spending his later years in his home town on the coast in NI.
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:32 pm

I remember watching it taxi out for take off. By the time I got home, it had crashed. Sobering stuff.
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:49 pm

I was driving back from Christmas with the family last week and came back through Lockerbie and then past EMA on the M1. Weird how a country with such a good safety record in the last few decades had two such horrendous crashes in the space of three weeks. We studied Kegworth many times from a CRM point of view, the perfect example of the holes all lining up on the Swiss cheese model. RIP to all who perished.
 
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Re: UK. Kegworth air disaster 8 January 1989.

Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:25 pm

Remember this too, and yes, so soon after Lockerbie. RIP to all who perished in both incidents.

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