Alan Ball

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Alan Ball

 

Engineer Alan Ball, 31, was in the radio room on '746 at the time of impact.   He had been acting flight engineer for most of the flight, but handed that duty over to Carl Scargall just before the crash.    Ball was killed by flying radio equipment and was ejected from the aircraft at initial impact as the lower cockpit area was ripped off.

According to the medical report, he suffered multiple hand fractures and crush injuries to the chest and head. 

Excerpt from the medical examiner's report:

"This man was found still strapped to his seat, near the point of impact.   Apparently he was struck a fatal blow on the back of his head by the radio which is fastened to the frame by 7 bolts."