Bursting of petrol tank 1000 feet in the air cause of Lieut. Liddle's death
Publication:
Grimsby Independent, 10 May 1916, p. 1


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Newspaper
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Articles
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
10 May 1916
Date Of Event:
30 Apr 1916
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Liddle, Thomas Robson
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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The remains of Lieut. Thomas Robson Liddle, the young Grimsby aviator who was killed in England a week ago Sunday is now on the ocean, on its way to Grimsby for burial... Little or no information has arrived as to how the accident happened, except from the following Canadian Associated Press Despatch: "Lieut. Thos. Robson Liddle was killed while piloting a biplane at Edmonton, London, England, according to a Canadian Associated Cable despatch. A thousand feet up, the petrol tank burst, and the machine fell to the railway, making a hole in the metal permanent way. At the inquest, the commander of the corps in which Liddle was serving, said he had never seen a keener airman. Sometimes he took three or four flights a day. He could not be kept out of the air. He was making his second flight on Sunday when in making a left-handed turn his machine side-slipped and turned turtle. A verdict of death by misadventure was returned."...

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Bursting of petrol tank 1000 feet in the air cause of Lieut. Liddle's death