Thursday, July 14, 2011

Airplane scare for the Duke of Kent

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.


John said...

No luck with airplanes!

Gary said...

Very eerie, given the Duke's ultimate fate.