On April 8, 1968, a BOAC Boeing 707 took off from Heathrow Airport. Number 2 engine on the port side caught fire as the aircraft left the ground. The pilot immediately began to bring the aircraft around to land it back at Heathrow. In the meantime, the offending engine fell off into a gravel pit. The aircraft was safely landed, but the fire continued to spread. 121 of the 126 people on board made it to safety. Five, including stewardess Jane Harrison, did not. This is the story of that terrible incident and of the heroism and skill of the crew of the aircraft, including the background stories of the victims and first-hand accounts from passengers and crew.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
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Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS
Publication date: 01/07/2008
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 516 g
Dimensions: 234mm X 156mm