- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 02, 1971
Time: 11:10
Location: Near Aarsele, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Operator: British European Airways
Flight #: 706
Route: London - Salzburg
AC Type: Vickers Vanguard 951
Registration: G-APEC
cn / ln: 706
Aboard: 63   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Fatalities: 63   (passengers:55  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: While en route a distress message was received from the aircraft after which it crashed and burst into flames. The elevators and tailplane were destroyed when the rear pressure bulkhead ruptured at 19,000 feet. The airplane rapidly nosed down and crashed. The bulkhead was weakened by corrosion from a suspected leak in the lavatory.
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