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    Default Mothaks Air Crash, Speke, July 20, 1965

    On one of our charra-bang trips to see the Blackpool lights we were on our way home and had probably well left Blackpool when a plane smashed into the building at the corner of Speke Boulevard and Woodend Ave. Does anybody here remember this incident? I seem to remember that the crew did not survive, though there were no passengers on the flight. I don't think that we knew about the crash while we were on the coach - communications being nothing like they are today - but I seem to remember everybody talking about it the next day and marveling at the fact that we could have been near the site somewhere around the time of the tragedy.
    Any more info out there on this?


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    Yes, I remember it as a child living in Hunts Cross and it has been mentioned briefly on here before, (see http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1745).

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    Yes, I remember this happening. I was very young (of course I was) I have mentioned it to people over the years but they think I am crazy. I must admit that I had started to believe that I had made it all up, when there you have it! someone else remembers it.

    I was living in Speke at the time. I used to go to the old airport often and sit on the roof (you could in those days) Mostly it was cargo planes that came in and out.

    I also recall that the crew where lost.

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    It was the corner of Speke Hall Road and Speke Boulevard where the Ridgeway Tea factory was, over the road from the Ford Dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower1 View Post

    Yes, I remember this happening. I was very young (of course I was) I have mentioned it to people over the years but they think I am crazy. I must admit that I had started to believe that I had made it all up, when there you have it! someone else remembers it.

    I was living in Speke at the time. I used to go to the old airport often and sit on the roof (you could in those days) Mostly it was cargo planes that came in and out.

    I also recall that the crew where lost.
    It certainly did happen Sunflower. Going up onto the observation deck at Speke was also one of my favourite pastimes. (****..I wish this spell checker would stop trying to make me spell Favourite without a U)
    I think it was Starways? airline that run the DC3's out of Speke. I also managed to play in the Plane wreck down by the Dunlop end of the field once or twice without getting caught
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie french View Post
    (****..I wish this spell checker would stop trying to make me spell Favourite without a U)
    Mine does that too, I was told it is because I use Firefox browser.
    You can go to 'tools' then options and change the language to English en or just uncheck the spell checker.
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