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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A summer flying tragedy July 1938




On 17th July 1938 a Miles Hawk G-AFEU belonging to the Thanet Aero Club left Ramsgate Airport never to return. This article from the Margate Historical Society Magazine April 2003 is by Mick Twyman and Alf Beeching. It details the deaths of Majorie Walk and Edmund Betts in a tragic flying accident over the sea off Margate. Please feel free to download and add to your archives.

1 comment:

doug ovenden said...

I was 13 and with a friend was returning to my grandparents farm (Flete farm. just along the road from the Manston Air tragedy ) the first that we knew that something bad had happened was when a black car slowly rolled backward down the road towards us with all four of its tires on fire. Later I watched as rescue people walked between the cauliflowers growing in the field beside the scene collecting body parts
Into a parachute. Its all still so vivid even today.
Doug Ovenden