A commercial aeroplane flies over an abandoned 19th century manor in Goussainville-Vieux Pays. The ruin of the town is owed equally to modernisation and tragedy. In 1973, during the Paris Air Show, an... more 
A commercial aeroplane flies over an abandoned 19th century manor in Goussainville-Vieux Pays. The ruin of the town is owed equally to modernisation and tragedy. In 1973, during the Paris Air Show, an aircraft crashed in the village, smashing into a row of 15 houses and a thankfully empty school. All six members of the crew on the plane perished and eight people on the ground were also killed. When the airport opened just a year later, residents fled, fearing an increase in plane crashes. (Reuters) less 
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Reuters | Photo by CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 15:46 BST