Hello, I have been following this thread for a while. I have visited the crash site twice in recent years. Most parts have vanished into the forest floor and only a metal detector reveales that the area is littered with pieces of the wreckage. The most eerie parts lying scattered in the river are parts of the seats and a safety belt! I have uploaded 3 photos to aviation-safety.net a while ago. ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-1-DC G-APYK Mont Canigou
I have been trying to find photos of the crash site right after the accident. Can anybody help out?
I've only just found this forum after Googling for "G_APYK", and after a quick look through this topic I understand that someone was asking for a list of victims. I have such a list, which is part of the official French investigation document, and it is as follows :- Mr Pullinger (Ronald), commandant de bord. Mr Isaacs (Edward), copilote. Mr Fisher (Richard), second officier. Miss Dunn (Catherine), première hôtesse. Miss Mc Cann (Patricia), deuxième hôtesse. Mr Allen (David). Mrs Beauchamp (Mary). Mr Beaver (Graham). Mr Bray (Charles). Mrs Bray (Barbara). Mr Brown (John). Mr Cain (Harry). Mrs Cain (Mary). Miss Cunningham (Margaret). Mr Clark (John). Mrs Clark (Nellie). Mr Mc Cormick (John). Mr Drayton (Philip). Mrs Drayton (Kathïeen). Mr Dossor (Peter). Mr Dunlop (Robert). Miss Edwards (Patricia). Mr Fowler (Alan). Mr Flowers (Frederick). Mrs Flowers (Jean). Mr Me Gowan (Terence). Mr Hancock (Barry). Mr Handley (John). Mrs Handley (Shirley). Miss Handley (Claire). Mr Heath (Anthony). Mrs Hutson (Doris). Mr Hugginson (Brian). Mrs Hugginson (Kathryn). Miss Hughes (Diana). Mr Illingworth (Ernest). Mrs Illingworth (Margaret). Mr Mc Intyre (John). Mrs Mc Intyre (Elizabeth). Mr Jackson (Peter). Mrs Jackson (Vera). Master Jackson (Christopher). Master A. Jackson (Adrian). Miss Jackson (Dianne). Mr James (David). Mrs James (Dora). Mrs Jones (Kathleen). Mr Jones (James). Mr Kanavagh (Brian). Mr Kirkup (John). Mr Kenyon (May). Mrs Lamb (Ellen). Miss Liversage (Joyce). Mr Martin (Ronald). Mrs Martin (Lilian). Mr Muller (Paul). Mrs Muller (Phyllis). Mr Mason (James). Mrs Mason (Bertha). Mr Nicholson (Joseph). Mrs Nicholson (Isabel). Mr Nicol (Joseph). Mr Nicholas (James). Mrs Nicholas (Rita). Master Nicholas (David). Enfant Nicholas (Sarah). Mr Ratcliffe (William). Mrs Ratcliffe (Shelagh), Mr Rafferty (William). Mrs Reed (Enid). Miss Scott (Marie). Mr Smith (Henry). Mrs Smith (Annie). Mr Shann (David). Mr Strutt (Frederick). Mrs Strutt (Mary). Mr Sullivan (John). Mrs Sullivan (Maureen). Mr Spooner (Edward). Mr Taylor (Royston). Mrs Taylor (Nancy). Mrs Tomlinson (Charlotte). Mrs Tully (Béryl). Mr Vincent (Alan). Mr Whitton (David). Mr Wedge (George). Mr Wilson (Brennan). Mr Potter (Ronald). This list was never included in the official British report.
Hi! I am interested in your 2011 posting on the Perpignan air crash of 1967. Now 63, living in Leeds, I vividly remember this event concerning 6 colleagues and friends from General Accident Insurance in Hull. I was just 17. They were messrs Fowler, Whitton, Dossor, Shann, Nichol and Kirkup. I have a copy of the book Twighlight of the Pistons, and just yesterday downloaded the official report in French; I would like a copy of the English version and indeed would be grateful if you have any relevant details concerning these 6 lads; postage/costs no problem. Funnily, I went on a coach trip to Folkstone/Canterbury this May and they took us to Manston airport/museums where the flight flew from of course. My email is: email@example.com. Many thanks, Mike.
Thank you to the person who wrote the names on here. I now live in Whitstable, but I came from Sydenham, London and we were friends of Vi and Peter Kavenagh, the mother and brother of Brian Kavenagh. Unforunately Vi passed away a couple of years ago, but we are still in touch with Peter, who was only a baby when he lost his brother Brian. I don't know why I started to look this up but something made me want to know more about the crash and see if there was a passenger list, just so that I could see his name in print! (we have photo's of his headstone) and I couldn't find the info anywhere, so I was so pleased to see his name mentioned somewhere, as these young men should never be forgotten.
I lived on Sydenham Hill Estate and will never forget that Sunday Morning nor will I the funeral of six of the seven. Peter McCormack was a good friend and the Estate was never the same. I did visit some years ago and met up with some of the family who still live there.