Memories of a survivor

15th November 2017

I am Michael Gatford, a survivor of the air crash that occurred in the early hours of the 1st September 1966 at Brnik Airport, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (then a region of Yugoslavia). 98 people died in one of the most tragic aviation accidents in Slovenia. September 1st 2016 was the 50th anniversary of the crash.

The above is an extract from the first blog post  – Introducing myself – below. This explains my reasons for writing it. Other blog posts will be accessible from further links at the bottom of this home page. The main content is on the website pages which may be accessed from the links in the right-hand menu (bottom of the page if you are viewing this on a phone or tablet). Links to other pages may be found at the top, bottom or within these pages. Clicking the top image returns here.

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Blog posts

  1. Introducing myself.
  2. Update Nov 13th 2017
  3. Update, November 15th 2017
  4. Update 8th March 2018
  5. Update November 2018
  6. Update June 2019
  7. July 1st 2019. Interview with Slovenian journalist.

Michael Gatford

Updated 1st July 2019