On 4th June 1967, a British Midland Airways airplane carrying 84 people crashed into a green space and buildings near the junction of Hopes Carr and Waterloo Road in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
The Canadair C-4 Argonaut plane, registered G-ALHG, left Palma de Mallorca airport at 5 am, bound for Manchester Airport. While attempting a second approach into Manchester, the aircraft became uncontrollable and crashed at 10:09 am local time, some 5 miles short of the airport. Investigators concluded both starboard engines lost power, causing control problems and difficulty in maintaining altitude. The first engine lost power due to fuel starvation from the inadvertent transfer of fuel between tanks in flight. The second engine lost power either for the same reason, or due to the pilot incorrectly identifying the problematic engine and shutting off fuel to that engine in error.
The aircraft caught fire after the crash and only 12 people survived, including the pilot, and there were no ground fatalities. A memorial nearby comprises two large boulders with plaques, one in memory of the passengers and crew who lost their lives, and the other dedicated those involved in the rescue efforts and who helped the injured.