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Jet crashes onto M1 at Kegworth

Title
Jet crashes onto M1 at Kegworth
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
9 Jan 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:04:33
Description
Oni Bhattacharya reports on the crash of a British Midland Boeing 737 onto the embankment of the M1 motorway near Kegworth in Leicestershire as it attempted to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport with one of its engines ablaze. Eyewitness accounts of the crash from Samantha Philby, Desmond Anderson and Stuart Hallam. Description of the scene and casualties from reporter Gary Moran. Rescuer Robert Angwin on the casualties. Vice-Chairman of East Midlands Airport, Michael Cowan makes a statement on events leading up to the crash.
Contributors
Oni Bhattacharya; Samantha Philby; Desmond Anderson; Stuart Hallam; Gary Moran; Robert Angwin; Michael Cowan
Keywords
Air accidents; Deaths; Injuries; UK; Great Britain; Motorways; England; Disasters; Aviation; Leicestershire; British Midland Airways; Kegworth air disaster (1989); M1 (motorway)

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