- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 08, 1968
Time: 15:35
Location: Heathrow Airport, London, England
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: 712
Route: London - Zurich
AC Type: Boeing B-707-465
Registration: G-ARWE
cn / ln: 18373
Aboard: 127   (passengers:116  crew:11)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after leaving the runway during takeoff the No. 2 engine caught fire. Through some confusion, the crew did not pull the fire shutoff handle. The fire continued to burn and while attempting to land, the No. 2 engine fell away. After the plane came to a stop, the wing tank exploded.
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