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In remembrance

For the 60th time, we remember the tragic plane crash on the Glungezer...

On the 29th of February 1964,  60 years ago tomorrow, the worst aircraft accident ever to occur in Austria took place. At 3.14 pm, a four-engine British Eagle passenger plane from the Bristol 175 Britannia Series 312, crashed in the Glungezer area. Eighty-three people lost their lives in the crash.

To commemorate this tragic accident, the victims and the rescuers who were on duty at the time, a memorial hike will take place tomorrow, 29th of February 2024, from the middle station of the Glungezerbahn to the summit cross on the Schartenkogel. At the exact time of the crash, a memorial mass will be held on the mountain.

In addition to representatives from the British Consulate, the Alpine Club, the Innsbruck and Hall Mountain Rescue Services, the Alpine Police, the Tulfes Sports Club, the Tulfes and Volders Fire Brigades and the Volders and Tulfes Local Council, Innsbruck Airport will also commemorate the plane crash.

A detailed article about the plane crash, written by Dr Tanja Chraust and published in the FDFI Journal in September 2018, can you find here.

The ARD media centre offers a publicly accessible television report from that time.

Picture source: 
Flughafen Innsbruck - A picture of the aircraft DC6 of British Eagle visiting the airport festival 2008

Tuesday, 27. February 2024