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Aquila Airways G-AKNU

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Old 18th Nov 2007, 07:04
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Aquila Airways G-AKNU

All lost on the night of 15/11/1957 RIP

Memorial service at St. Mary's Church IoW @ 1500LT today 18/11/07

My father was called out very early the ext morning to route to the IoW as part of the MTCA investigation/recovery team. He was very traumatised by what he experienced, this having been through France, Western Dessert etc in WW-II. He would not talk about this up to his passing.

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Old 18th Nov 2007, 08:39
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Not true, there were fifteen survivors.

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Old 18th Nov 2007, 12:34
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Our local radio station has been talking about this accident today. I can't remember hearing of this local accident before. Does anyone have any knowledge of what happened or any further details as I can't get anything up about it on Google apart from the BBC anniversary report?- http://www.bbc.co.uk/southtoday/cont..._feature.shtml
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Old 18th Nov 2007, 16:12
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there were fifteen survivors
One wonders how: http://www.gdtp.freeserve.co.uk/chessel%20then.htm
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There were 14 pulled from the aircraft before it burned, my error, but does not detract from the sentiment. How many of those who survived the pre-fire is not recorded.
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More details available in following file at NA, Kew.

DR 11/22Short S.45 Solent 3 G-AKNU accident at Brook, IOW, 15 November 19571957 Dec - 1958 July

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