Saturday, 20 July 2013

Spanish Air Disaster Memorial

This memorial in Burnley Cemetery records the names of those from Burnley and Padiham who died in  the 1970 Spanish Air Disaster. The Dan-Air flight, carrying 112 people, smashed into a hillside on the slopes of Les Angudes. All were killed. According to reports, under Spanish law, all had to be buried within 48 hours so they were buried in northern Spain. As a consequence, no relatives were able to attend.


3 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

That is so sad.

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Lisa Taisey said...

Wow!!! Very sad. Outstanding work...

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