SJ8990 : Stockport Air Disaster Memorial

taken 8 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Stockport Air Disaster Memorial
Stockport Air Disaster Memorial
On Sunday 4th June 1967 a Canadair C-4 Argonaut aircraft owned by British Midland Airways, en-route from Palma de Mallorca to Manchester crashed at Hopes Carr, a small open area off Hillgate. Local people rescued 10 passengers, a stewardess and the pilot before flames engulfed the aircraft. The remaining 72 people aboard perished in the flames.

A memorial plaque at the corner of Hopes Carr and Waterloo Road was unveiled by two survivors of the crash in 1998 SJ8990 : Memorial to those who died in the Stockport Air Disaster. A second memorial dedicated to the rescuers was unveiled in 2002 SJ8990 : Memorial to Stockport Air Disaster rescuers.

The area SJ8990 : Hopes Carr has remained virtually untouched since the disaster but an area regeneration plan conceived in 2008 planned the creation of 350 apartments and 5000 sqm of commercial space with the memorials being moved to a "peace garden" overlooking the Hempshaw Valley.

So far only 46 new homes have been built in the area and the memorials remain where they are.
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Saturday, 17 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Date (from Tags)
1967  1998  2002 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8988 9006 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4354N 2:9.2216W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8988 9005
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