|Lot No: 275|
Date: 1934, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.Description: London To Entebbe, bs 28.5, HP42 HORSA DELAYED ONE DAY AT WADI HAIFA, cover datestamped London, 22 May 1934, carried on Imperial Airways flight AS 169 by Hengist to Brindisi 25/5, by Scipio to Wadi Halfa arriving 61/2 hours late at 17.15 on the 26th (operated from Alexandria by the HP42 Horsa). Due to "aircraft trouble" Horsa did not depart until 06.30 on the 27th arriving Entebbe 28/5. Uncommon embossed on flap 'The Field' cover, tied etiquette, franked 8d for 7d rate, 1d excess. See Wingent p59.