12th September 1934
Jersey Airways plane crashes in a field
A Jersey Airways plane came down in a field. It was the airline’s fifth accident in a month, although while most of the others, including a plane driven into the sea and another into a wall, had happened in Jersey, this one occurred after take-off from Heston.
In this instance, an engine on the Dragon biplane cut out as it cleared the airport boundary at around 100ft and the aircraft was badly damaged upon impact. The undercarriage was smashed and the nose and wing crumpled. There were no passengers aboard and the pilot escaped with minor injuries.
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Other events that occured in September
London solicitor appears in Jersey court for non-payment of bill
- A dispute over a guests's charges saw a Jersey holidaymaking solicitor taken to court for under-paying his bill.
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