July 14, 1939
The Duke of Kent had a "few anxious moments" earlier today when a plane in which he was a passenger skidded on a bog patch," according to the Associated Press. The plane was attempting to takeoff from the Dyce airdrom in Scotland.
The plane "spun around", and a propeller was damaged. The Duke, who is a younger brother of King George VI, emerged from the plane, smiling. He completed his journey by plane.