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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