Air Disaster Remembered – 30 Years On

Written by on 8th January 2019

A Memorial Service has taken place to remember those killed in the tragic events of the Kegworth Air Disaster 30 years ago.


Families of some of the victims and survivors attended a service at St Andrew’s Church, in Kegworth and a wreath-laying tribute.

47 people died when the Boeing 737 flight from London to Belfast crashed on the embankment of the M1 near the Leicestershire village on January 8th 1989, while attempting an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport.

flowersThanks to the bravery of many members of the public and skill and tireless work of the emergency services, 79 people survived, although many were seriously injured.

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