• 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.

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  2. jamied says

    SEE ALSO CLIP 757.20.

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  3. British Pathé says

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

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  4. 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.



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  5. British Pathé says

    Great! Thanks!

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