Air Crash - 'Cygnus' Brindisi

Ref: G3617
  • £55.00

1937 CYGNUS. The Imperial Airways flying boat ‘Cygnus’ was attempting to take off at Brindisi, Italy, on 5 December 1937, with the wrong flap settings that led to a loss of control and the plane crashing, killing 2 of the 13 occupants. This cover from ALEXANDRIA 3 DE 37 has a violet boxed ‘’DAMAGED BY SEA-WATER’ cachet, applied in England on arrival.