9 October 1960, a Handley Page Hermes, G-ALDC, belonging to the British charter airline Falcon Airways, overran the runway on landing at Southend Airport, ending up across the Shenfield to Southend railway line. Of the 76 people on board, five were taken to hospital with injuries.
The Vulcan has a huge part of British history and stood as a warning to the USSR during the cold war. This charity keeps this Vulcan in the air, if you are in the area I encourage you to take a look. I am sure it will be worth it..
SEVERAL flights in and out of Southend Airport are being delayed today.
The 7.45am flight to Caen, France, is now expected to leave at 10am, while the 11.10am Rennes service is delayed by more than two hours.
Passengers travelling to Gronningen on the 2.55pm flight face a two hour and ten minute delay, as do those expected to leave for Munster at 6.25pm.
Incoming services are also being affected, with each othe inbound flights from Caen, Rennes, Gronningen and Munster all delayed, having the knock on effect to the outbound journeys. (News Source : halsteadgazette.co.uk )