Observing a large wide body airliner crash is, mercifully, a rare occurrence but to have one crash onto your airfield when working as the Air Traffic Supervisor in the control tower puts it in a completely different category of amazing!  This is Adams story of the day it happened to him at London’s Heathrow airport.


G-YMMM, the accident airframe a few years before.


Speedbird 38 after the crash.


Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to Marc-Antony Payne, Aero Icarus.