Two men killed when Aer Turas freighter plane crashes at Dublin Airport.

The Bristol Wayfarer plane crashed in flames killing the crew of two men. This was the first fatal crash at Dublin Airport. The aircraft was returning from Prestwick in Scotland to Dublin when one of its engines cut out. The pilot attempted to overshoot the runway but the plane veered to the left and crashed. The plane was owned by the Irish independent company Aer Turas.

The two men killed were Canadian Gordon Willis who lived at Griffith Avenue and Irishman Percy S Maynard of Templeogue.

The tragedy occurred at 6.58 pm, when the plane hit the ground, stuck a railing and careered into an office at the south east corner of the airport bursting into flames. Emergency alarms were raised and ambulances and fire engines rushed to the scene.

This report shows the devastation in the aftermath of the crash.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 12 June 1967. The footage shown here has natural sound.