AIR "LINER" CRASHES
'PLANE BURSTS IN FLAMES
a : -ni * , L.°^DoN> 22nd August. ■ A Dutch air "liner" crashed at Seven Oaks. The mechanic was killed and seven passengers were injured
• Those injured in the air liner's crash included three Britishers. The machine dived from a height of 1000 feet. The pilot kept up its nose until the rssjftiv*the rudaer- The uner crashed between trees and burst into flames. -
(British Official Wireless)
' . -BUGBY, 22nd August. .An accident to a Dutch air "finer " near Sevenoaks, in Kent, this mornwg^resulted in the death of the the pilot,, Vandyk, an V seven of the nine passengers. Of the latter five are Dutch, and two belong to London. Tbe injuries were only slight, and after treatment at hospital all were able to return to London.
The aeroplane, which is a "Fokker" machine .belonging to the Royal Dutch Air Lines, was on its way from Croydon to Amsterdam, and was flying at a height of 1000 feet in a. strong wind Thejilot felt the tail of the machine trembling, and the machine began to dive. He managed to keep her bobo up until the Tudder came off, when the aeroplane crashed nose first between two trees. Th ese somewhat broke th c *7 v • petrol lank burst into flames which did not, however, reach tho fabno, of the machine. '
All the passengers consider themselves fortunate to have escaped with their lives, and pay a tribute to the pilot for his skilful handling of the machine.