May 21, 2021 at 2:33 pm #1992303xileffilexParticipant
hi flx …….do you have , or, could you take the time , to share any of your expertise ,on the ” plane crash ” in staines in the early 70s ……VD
I did briefly here but it’s always good to have a deeper [sky] dive…
A couple more videos
is a recreation, complete with “eyewitness” Frances Castledine [now MBE] “I heard a very loud thump” suuuure. then she dumps her baby with a neighbour and rushes off to look for survivors. “The vapour was very heavy in the air”. Baby or help. Answer – help. “I did my best, I manipulated his legs…he soon dies” **
More detail here – a detailed recapitulation of here story in 2015
The now 74-year-old still lives in the same Birch Green house as of 43 years ago when two brothers, Trevor and Paul Burke, knocked on her front door to tell her they had seen a plane crash behind her house on that fateful afternoon of Sunday June 18…The former Ashford Hospital accident and emergency nurse of six years would jump over a six foot wall in order to make her way to the crash site to help any of those on board who may have survived….
** Irish businessman Melville Miller b 1917 Managing director of Rowntree Mackintosh….
From the Irish Times, 1997
IRELAND’S entry to the EEC, as it was then called, was marred by the deaths of 12 of Ireland’s most prominent businessmen, who died in the Staines air disaster 25 years ago today.
The party was on its way to Brussels for discussions at the EEC headquarters following the passing of the referendum allowing Ireland to join the Community. Ireland acceded to membership the following year…..Those who died were: Mr Melville Miller, managing director of Rowntree-Mackintosh; Mr C.A. Smith, president of the Confederation of Irish Industry; Mr E.J. Gray, director-general of the CII; Mr Hugh Kilfeather, Coras Trachtala; Mr Michael Rigby-Jones, Irish Ropes Ltd; Mr Michael Sweetman, Irish Council for the European Movement; Mr Guy Jackson, Arthur Guinness; Mr E.A. Coleman, Irish Steel Holdings; Mr M.W. O’Reilly, Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Mr O.M. Lochrin, vice-president of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of Ireland; Mr F.M. Mooney; and Mr Ivan Webb, chairman of the Council of the Federated Union of Employers and managing director of G.T. Crampton.
Mr Miller was the only person to be taken alive from the aircraft, but he died later in hospital. He was a former advertising manager of The Irish Times
just fancy that.
Make sure the tail is identifiable in the “crash scene”
It’s always good to repeat the story to make sure the narrative is rammed home…here again in 2020
The flight had been delayed by more than 20 minutes on that fateful Sunday from its scheduled take-off of 3.45pm, due to a readjustment of its load.
Among the crew, who had been on standby, were 51-year-old Captain Stanley Key, 24-year-old Second Officer (SO) Simon Ticehurst and 22-year-old SO Jeremy Keighley.
Teenager Trevor Burke, who was walking along a nearby footpath, would witness the crash opposite the King George VI Reservoir.
The then 13-year-old ran a quarter-of-a-mile to alert Frances Castledine, a former nursing sister at Ashford Hospital, who was one of the first people on the scene.
not a lot going on a the firefighters’ drill
Verdict – abject hoax.
PS – comment below one of the videos
9 months ago
I was 16yrs.old when this happened, after our normal days work my father and other work mates worked 5-6 hrs. to help out at the funeral directors, we had to take the bodies to different floors as they came in from the crash site, not everyone could cope with it. We was only needed for 5 days, as normal staff numbers would not have been able to cope with the 115 dead.
suuuuureMay 26, 2021 at 1:53 pm #1992356VespadouglasParticipant
WOW flx. thanks for that
VD XXXIIIMay 26, 2021 at 1:59 pm #1992357VespadouglasParticipant
Quick scan, will absorb at W/E but golf man is great. ta
VD XXXIIIMay 26, 2021 at 5:27 pm #1992362xileffilexParticipant
Yes, it’s a good ‘un. The worst UK air “crash” [excluding the Lockerbie staged event]
There is no evidence that there were brothers Paul  and Trevor  Burke in the area in 1972, or indeed anywhere. Key witness Trevor has never shown up in the media since.
The following video shows an “expert” explaining how the plane managed not to knock out high voltage power lines almost above the crash site – reason being, it just pancaked into a tiny area [lol!] in a Shanksville style descent but with more wreckage present.
Allegedly the plane stalled… suuuure it did [not that it had ever been in the air]
A pathologist, safe pair of hands as ever in these hoaxes, produced an additional narrative, viz. the experienced if somewhat irascible and volatile pilot “could have” suffered a heart attack shortly before the take-off. No doubt caused by that alleged blow-up between him and a striking pilot in an industrial dispute. [from 7:50 here]
Lesson learned from this “crash” – cockpit voice recorders will become “mandatory” after this event in which there was no cvr present.
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