Kegworth – Aircrash- ” lest we forget.” Three weeks after Lockerbie in January 8 th 1989

A friend Steve Roberts wrote this and it worth remembering. Thank you Steve.

“Deepest respect and condolences to the relatives of the Boeing passenger jet which went down in Iran. Yet we must not forget the Kegworth Air Disaster – on this night in 1989. We were all invincible and most of us had been at Lockerbie too. This was 3 weeks before.

The shots in the fuselage include troops – Pete Winn, Hank Marvin, Kev Turvey, Johnny Musgrave, Steve Roberts .

What a night that was, never forgotten. “

Ropes used to stop wreckage moving.

The great thing was that that night they saved lives. Sadly at Lockerbie there were no lives to save.

Thanks to Steve for reminding us of this tragedy the RAF MRT from Stafford and Leeming MRT we’re on scene. They helped move the casualties from inside the fuselage. They also used ropes to stop the wreckage from sliding of the embankment.

The Kegworth air disaster occurred when British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashed onto the motorway embankment between the M1 motorway and A453 road near Kegworth, Leicestershire, England, while attempting to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport on 8 January 1989.Flight origin: London Heathrow on board were 118 Passengers and 8 crew.

Of the 126 people aboard, 47 died and 74 sustained serious injuries. The Rescue services and others saved many lives. One can only think of all those involved and what a superb job they did in extreme circumstances. Thank you all as always little was said about what the Teams and Rescue Agencies did. Sadly Stafford RAF Mountain Rescue team is now gone but RAF Leeming is still very active.. My thoughts are with everyone involved.

Kegworth – Note the ropes.

You wonder how the modern media would handle such a tragedy. Most of the Teams involved were very young folk and yet they did what they could and it amazing that this happend just over 3 weeks after Lockerbie where both Teams were involved. What they did those who were there or involved will never forget.

How it effected them and their families is another story. Thinking of you all.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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