The village of Kegworth is marking the 25th anniversary of a fatal air disaster with which its name will always be associated.
On 8th January 1989, a British Midland flight from Heathrow to Belfast crashed into an embankment on the M1 motorway after attempting an emergency landing.
Of the 126 people on board, 47 died and a further 74 were injured.
The Boeing 747 experienced problems soon after taking off from Heathrow Airport.
A loud bang from one of the engines sent a ripple of panic through the aircraft, especially as some passengers could see sparks flying from the jet.
Mervyn Finlay, a bread delivery man from Dungannon, later described the atmosphere on board the plane in a BBC interview:
At this time it's dark outside. I can see the lines of lights down below from roads and this thing suddenly lurches and there's a big bang. And then there's another big bang. At that point it started lurching around all over the sky. That was horrendous and my skin just absolutely crawled because … we weren't anywhere near the ground.
Confusion about which of the engines had dropped out led to Captain Kevin Hunt and his co-pilot David McClelland shutting down the only working engine, leaving the plane gliding.
Its tail bounced off the ground about a quarter of a mile from the beginning of East Midlands Airport runway, before it crashed into an embankment on the M1 motorway.
In an astonishing stroke of luck, no vehicles were travelling on that section of the motorway when the plane came down.
The fuselage broke into three sections on impact, immediately killing more than 30 of the people on board.
Most of the deaths occurred at the front of the plane, but 79 people, including the two pilots, survived.
AA patrolmen arriving in the scene spoke at the time of "complete devastation with seats and bodies piled up everywhere".
Firefighters who had been alerted to the mechanical problems were waiting for the flight to land at East Midlands Airport.
When they saw the cloud of smoke, they fought through trees and bushes at the edge of the runway to reach the wreckage.
At Derbyshire Royal Infirmary a major accident was put into operation. A medical flying squad of 16 doctors and nurses travelled to the scene to treat survivors.
Surgeons carried out more than 80 operations during the first 36 hours after the crash.
A memorial in Kegworth Cemetery was erected by the parish council "to those who died, those who were injured and those who took part in the rescue operation".
Prayers at St Andrew's are being said today by the rector, the Rev Gill Turner-Callis.