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With his aeroplane ablazo from end to end, Mr Husk, a plucky aviator on the staff of the Koyal Aircraft Faotorv. mot his death on November 5 before the eyes of countless troops at Aldershot, who wore unable to help him in his dire extremity. Mr Busk, was flying over the neighborhood of Ewshott, when sparks woro seen to fall from the machine, and almost simultaneously the chassis burst into flame. The iiro extended rapidly until wino;to{> to winotop was ablaze, and it at once became apparent to tho horrified spectators that tho airman was doomed. Nevertheless ho kept splendid control over t'ne machine, which began a volplane that continued for three-quarters of a mile until Lailin's Plain was reached. Here the fin-swept aeroplane crashed to the ground, and the lire practically burnt itself out, So intense were the flames that, willinu as thov were, the soldiers were unablo to approach the machine. Later, amid the debris, the remains of Mr Busk were found, ho having been practically incinerated.

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A SHOCKING FATE, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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A SHOCKING FATE Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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