On November 4th1967 Iberia Airlines Flight 062 on route from Malaga Airport to Heathrow crashed in the Blackdown Hills, West Sussex. None of the 37 people on board survived. Residents of Blackdown at first took little notice of the crash mistaking the event as one of many bonfire parties which were in the area at the time. It soon became obvious that a terrible crash had occurred, one of the worst in civil aviation history.
Surrey Border member Alan Brown attended a 50th Anniversary of the air crash which was organised by Fernhurst Archivists and held in Fernhurst Village Hall. It was here that he decided to make a film with the help of those who witnessed and helped at the scene of the crash. In the film emergency service members, rescuers and local residents are interviewed. From the moments before the crash to the memorial plaque which is now on the front of Fernhurst Village Hall Alan has produced a sympathetic and poignant film to remember this sad day.