Tribute to 1957 air crash victims


A memorial plaque to remember the victims of a plane crash in Hampshire has been unveiled.

Thirty-four people died on 1 May 1957 when an Eagle Viking aircraft, on lease to the Army, crashed shortly after take-off from Blackbushe airport near Yateley.

On the day of the disaster 54 years ago the plane developed problems with one of its engines.

The pilot tried to turn it around and land again on the runway, but it was too late.

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