Wednesday 1 August 2012

Watch 'Flying at Pwllheli', 1911

This newsreel clip uploaded by the British Film Institute shows British aviator HJD Astley crash on take-off in his Bleriot XI Monoplane from Pwllheli, Wales. In 1912 at an airshow in Belfast on September 22, his aircraft plummeted 100 feet to the ground, and Astley died from head injuries.

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