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The British R101, the biggest rigid airship of her day, seen here attached to a mooring mast at the Royal Airship Works Cardington, Bedfordshire, shortly before her first series of flight trials. 12th October 1929 She was completed as part of the Imperial Airship Scheme. Shortly after completing initial proving flights it crashed on 5 October 1930 in France during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 people.

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1920s,Aerospace,Aircraft, Airship,Disasters,Flying,The Sky's the Limit,Up Up and Away
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Year 1929
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