Glasgow Eyes

Eyes Through Time

It’s an eerie image that on first sight looks like the scene from a real-life disaster or a photo taken from the set of a blockbuster Hollywood movie.
And such was the level of attention to detail of the mock air disaster that took over a Glasgow street that people in the local area thought they were seeing the real thing – a huge passenger plane having crashed into the side of a tenement leaving bodies strewn across the street.
The disaster drill took place on April 21 in 1975 on Eaglesham Street in the Kinning Park area of the city, in what was at the time the biggest disaster simulation the country had ever seen.