Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inspection Visit of the R101

1929 or 1930

From the British periodical War in the Air - Aerial Wonders of Our Time, 1936.
The accompanying caption reads:

When R101 was moored to her Cardington mast - 200 feet high, and equipped with a lift and staircase - the passengers and crew entered and left the ship via the mast itself and a gangway let down from beneath her nose. Above is a party of M.P.s entering R101 on an inspection visit.

P.S. R101 crashed on 5 October 1930 in France during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 people.

1 comment:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Really nice photo and brilliant testimony of the past.