Aviation Accidents and Incidents in Spain Tenerife Airport Disaster, 1966 Palomares B-52 Crash, Spanair Flight 5022, Boac Flight 777
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Victims of aviation accidents or incidents in Spain, Tenerife airport disaster, BOAC Flight 777, Spanair Flight 5022, 1966 Palomares B-52 crash, Britannia Airways Flight 226A, A. P. Hamann, Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Emilio Mola, Alejandro Maclean, Ramon Franco, Diego Marin Aguilera, Jorge Ibarguengoitia, Binter Mediterraneo Flight 8261, Eve Meyer, Avianca Flight 011, KLM Flight 1673, Joaquin Garcia Morato, Dan-Air Flight 1008, Spantax Flight 995, Angel Rama, Fanny Cano, Manuel Scorza, Iberia Airlines Flight 610, PauknAir Flight 4101, Aviaco Flight 118, Joaquin Blume, 2008 Spain Pilatus PC-6 crash, Iberia Flight 401, Gregorio Lopez-Bravo y Castro. Excerpt: BOAC Flight 777-A, a scheduled British Overseas Airways Corporation civilian airline flight on 1 June 1943 from Portela Airport in Lisbon, Portugal to Whitchurch Airport near Bristol, United Kingdom, was attacked by eight German Junkers Ju 88s and crashed into the Bay of Biscay, killing 17 "souls on board" including several notable passengers, most prominent being actor Leslie Howard. Theories abound that the aircraft, a Douglas DC-3, was attacked because the Germans believed that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was aboard. Other theories suggest the DC-3 was targeted because several passengers, including Howard, were British spies. During the Second World War, British and German civilian aircraft operated out of the same facilities at Portela and the incoming and outgoing traffic was watched by Allied and Axis spies. The Lisbon-Whitchurch route frequently carried agents and escaped POWs to Britain. While aircraft flying the Lisbon-Whitchurch route had been left unmolested at the beginning of the war, and both Allied and Axis powers respected the neutrality of Portugal, the air war over the Bay of Biscay, north of Spain and off the west coast of France, ...