An AVRO “slight mishap”


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Flight reported a “slight mishap” that occurred on 24 December to A.V. Roe’s triplane.

“After making several good flights at Wembley Park Mr. A. V. Roe had a slight mishap on Christmas Eve, of which we are able to give a snapshot.”

The article shows a before and after picture and reported that “Mr. Roe endeavoured to turn sharply, but as a result of some recent modifications in the steering arrangements, found it impossible to rectify the tilting movement quickly enough, and this caused the machine to fall, damaging one of the planes.”


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