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  • 105 Killed on West Day Trip

    105 Killed on West Day Trip

    Wester Daily Press April 11th 1973. Western Daily Press Reporters 105 Killed on West Day Trip39 survive mothers’ charter flight Western Daily Press Reporters A DAY OUT by air from Bristol yesterday ended in death near Base, Switzerland, for 96. Nine more are missing, feared dead. All 138 passengers came from Axbridge, Cheddar, Congresbury and…

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  • New York Times Report 1973

    New York Times Report 1973

    The New York Times reported on the crash Source – New York Times © copyright [1973] New York Times GENEVA, April 10—A British charter plane crashed during a heavy snowstorm this morning while trying to land at Basel, in northwestern Switzerland. More than 100 passengers and crewmen were killed. Invicta, the charter company that operated the…

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  • 146 in Bristol plane crash

    146 in Bristol plane crash

    Bristol Evening Post ** Tuesday April 10th 1973 Day trip ends in snow plunge-‘some injured’  A Vanguard charter plane from Bristol, with 139 passengers on board, crashed in severe snowstorm near Base airport in Switzerland this afternoon.  First provisional official reports were there was an unspecified number of survivors.  NEWS FLASH Swiss news agency ATS…

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