SO8316 : Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester

taken 13 years ago, near to Tuffley, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester
Tuffley Avenue, Gloucester
The house on the left is typical of many in this part of this mainly residential square. The building on the right replaced a house demolished when a 'plane crashed into it on the 27th March 1963. A twin engined Vickers Varsity aircraft crashed onto the house. The three elderly occupants survived unhurt apart from shock and scratches, however the house and the neighbouring property that the Drury family also owned were flooded with aviation fuel. The plane was on a training run from Staverton Airport and tragically the crew of two were killed. See:- LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link .
From a personal perspective I remember cycling home from school nearby and seeing the area cordonned off and the remains of the fuselage embedded in the top half of the house.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 September, 2005
Residential   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 832 161 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.5947N 2:14.7159W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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