Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester. The house on the left is typical…

Title Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester. The house on the left is typical of many in this part of this mainly residential square. The building on the right replaced a house demolished when a 'plane crashed into it on the 27th March 1963. A twin engined Vickers Varsity aircraft crashed onto the house. The three elderly occupants survived unhurt apart from shock and scratches, however the house and the neighbouring property that the Drury family also owned were flooded with aviation fuel. The plane was on a training run from Staverton Airport and tragically the crew of two were killed. See:- http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19630327-0 and http://www.softdata.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=72=0 . From a personal perspective I remember cycling home from school nearby and seeing the area cordonned off and the remains of the fuselage embedded in the top half of the house.
Photo's author David Stowell User stats Author's photos
Source Wikimedia Commons image
Date 18 Sep 2005 00:00:00
Original size 640 x 480
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Camera model Canon / Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
Exposure time 1/160 s
F stop F7.1
Focal length 7.4 mm





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Gloucestershire, South West England, England, United Kingdom osm

County Gloucestershire
Region England
Country United Kingdom