British European Airways Flight 706

British European Airways Flight 706Saturday October 2, 1971
While en route a distress message was received from the aircraft after which it crashed and burst into flames. The elevators and tailplane were destroyed when the rear pressure bulkhead ruptured at 19,000 feet. The airplane rapidly nosed down and crashed. The bulkhead was weakened by corrosion from a suspected leak in the lavatory.

Crash Details

DateSaturday October 2, 1971
LocationNear Aarsele, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Passengers55
Crew8
Fatalities63
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeVickers Vanguard 951
OperatorBritish European Airways
RegistrationG-APEC
Flight OriginLondon
Flight Destination Salzburg
Near Aarsele, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
British European Airways
Vickers Vanguard 951
1971