Recalling the Kegworth air crash

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On Sunday, 8 January 1989 a British Midland Boeing 737, flying from London to Belfast, suffered engine problems and attempted to make an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport.

Despite the best efforts of the pilot, the plane fell short of the runway and crashed onto the M1, coming to rest on the embankment.

That night, 47 people lost their lives. Miraculously, 74 passengers and crew survived and no-one travelling on the motorway was hurt.

Radio Derby's Rosemary Coxford (now Rosemary Harding) was the first radio reporter on the scene.

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