Friday, April 24, 2009

Prince Axel nearly killed in plane accident

April 24, 1913

The New York Times reports today about the "narrow escape" of Prince Axel of Denmark in a flying accident. Prince Axel, who is the son of Prince Waldemar of Denmark, is a member of Denmark's Naval Flying Corps.
He was making a flight of "an hour's duration at a height of 1,800 feet in a new biplane," when he began his descent, and a
"gust of wind threw his machine against a barrier with such force that it was smashed."
Prince Axel managed to jump out of plane in "the nick of time," and suffered no major injuries.

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