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Approximately one hour after departing Sydney on a regular passenger transport flight to Bangkok, Thailand, the Boeing 747-436 aircraft, registration G-BNLD, sustained a failure of the right inboard (number-3) engine, necessitating a return to Sydney airport where an uneventful one-engine inoperative landing was made. Simon Dore (My Dad) was on board and staring at the engine when it blew up.. it didn't feel so uneventful from where he was sitting!
Deciding not to evacuate to America, Bridget tells us about some of the near misses and fascinating experiences of life in London during world war two.