Local links with the Tuskar Rock air tragedy (1968)
Kilbrittain Historical Society
On a fine spring day, Sunday 24th March 1968, an Air Lingus plane en route from Cork to Heathrow, London crashed off the Wexford coast of Ireland at around noon, just south of the Tuskar Rock region. The Viscount plane EI-AOM, EI 712, named St. Phelim(called after an early Christian hermit from Co. Meath)had taken off at 10.32 am from Cork Airport with sixty one people on board, four crew members and fifty seven passengers. There were no survivors.
Tuskar Rock , Aircraft accidents , Aer Lingus Viscount St. Phelim registration EI-AOM
Desmond, A.-M. (2018). Local links with the Tuskar Rock air tragedy (1968). Kilbrittain Historical Society, Articles and Records from the Past 2018/19. 4, pp. 96-108.
© 2018, Ann-Marie Desmond.