Item ITN/5/22/4 - Prince William of Gloucester's aircraft before the crash

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Prince William of Gloucester's aircraft before the crash


  • 28 August 1972 (Creation)

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Port wing down, the plunging Piper Cherokee aircraft (below) is seen only moments before hitting the ground in the crash which killed Prince William of Gloucester and his co-pilot, Lieutenant Commander Vyrell Mitchell, just after they had taken off from Halfpenny Green in an air race yesterday

Broadcast Date: 29 August 1972

Agency: Press Association

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