British Overseas Airways Flight 712

British Overseas Airways Flight 712Monday April 8, 1968
Shortly after leaving the runway during takeoff the No. 2 engine caught fire. Through some confusion, the crew did not pull the fire shutoff handle. The fire continued to burn and while attempting to land, the No. 2 engine fell away. After the plane came to a stop, the wing tank exploded.

Crash Details

DateMonday April 8, 1968
LocationHeathrow Airport, London, England
Passengers116
Crew11
Fatalities5
Survivors122
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-465
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
RegistrationG-ARWE
Flight OriginLondon
Flight Destination Zurich
Heathrow Airport, London, England
British Overseas Airways
Boeing B-707-465
1968