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Kegworth: 30th anniversary service to be held

Survivors and the families of the victims of the Kegworth disaster are gathering for a service to remember the 47 people who died.

A Boeing 737, carrying 126 people, crashed into the embankment of the M1 in Leicestershire on January 8, 1989.


A 30th anniversary memorial service is due to be held at a church in Kegworth at 11am.

The British Midland flight had been diverted to East Midlands Airport after leaving Heathrow for Belfast.

The crash occurred during an emergency landing.

One of the survivors, Co Antrim man Stephen McCoy has been praised for his bravery after doctors said he had little chance of surviving.

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