Episode 6

1954 Britannia Plane Crash

On the morning of 4th February 1954, a Bristol Britannia took off from Filton on a test flight, with Captain Arthur John Pegg, nicknamed Bill, aged 47, at the controls. They were also trying to impress representatives from Dutch airline KLM into buying some. What happened within a few minutes of take off would become major news.


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Dundee Courier - Friday 05 February 1954

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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

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