|Lot No: 280|
Date: 1937, May 22
Est. price: £60.00
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: GB to Uganda, LONDON to NJORO, KENYA, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier' to Nairobi 27/5 and on by surface to NJoro b/s 31/5, via Nakuru 31/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item.