• Short Summary

    A Royal Air Force biplane has crashed in Lincolnshire.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Haxley. 'Per Ardua Ad Astra'. 3 dead in 1931's first Royal Air Force crash."

    Haxey, North Lincolnshire.

    Shot of the tangled wreckage of an RAF aeroplane which had crashed in a field. Various shots of the crash site and of the Vimy Jupiter plane.

    Note: The crash occurred on 12 January 1931.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    757.19
    Media URN:
    8324
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:33:00 / 01:35:21:00
    Canister:
    31/5

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    "Haxley" should read Haxey. It's in North Lincolnshire, rather than North Yorkshire.

    The crash occurred on 12 January 1931.

    The plane involved was a Vimy Jupiter, Serial No. F9168X.

  2. jamied says

    SEE ALSO CLIP 757.20.

  3. jamied says

    Hi, some small details of the incident can be found on this page if you type in "Vimy"......

    www.bcar.org.uk/1930s.html

    Also referenced on this page, on January 12.....

    www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmi
    th/OldAccs/Jan31.html

    Finally, although the newspaper report of the crash isn't visible, it is referenced on this page here......

    www.northlincs.gov.uk/leisur
    e/libraries/local-studies/localh
    istorypacks/h
    axey/whatthepaperssaid/

    The aircraft number may need changing to F9168 - that number is visible in the other clip, at around 00:12.



  4. British Pathé says

    Hi jamied - this is really interesting. We've had no luck finding information about this crash - can anyone confirm?

  5. British Pathé says

    Great! Thanks!

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