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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Well trained cabin crew saved passengers' lives

The aircraft landed with a loud bang on the runway. In the next few seconds, one of the engines caught fire. The captain made an emergency announcement, ordering the cabin crew to evacuate the passengers once the aircraft came to a complete stop.
All crew and passengers were caught unprepared by the situation. Passengers were screaming as though they were going to die.
The cabin crew were well trained in this kind of emergency. The moment the aircraft came to a stop, the crew evacuated the passengers through one of the safer exits.
As soon as the crew and passengers were evacuated and ran to a safe distance away from the aircraft, the Comet 4 exploded. Fire engines rushed to the scene and in a matter of minutes, put out the flame.
Today, as far as I know, Jackson and Harry, the 2 stewards involved in the incident are still alive while stewardess Kitty K has passed away on the operating table during a heart by-pass surgery at age 71.  I do not know the names of the pilots and other cabin crew.
The above incident happened sometime in the 1960s.

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