Plane crashes into the steeple in 1918

Plane crashes into the steeple of All Saints Church, St Ives, Cambridgeshire

 

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A newspaper picture of the damage to the steeple of All Saints Church, St Ives, due to a aeroplane crashing into it on March 23rd 1918. The accompanying article states as follows:

PLANE HITS STEEPLE

Airman and machine crash through roof of church

During a flight at St Ives (Hunts) on Saturday an aeroplane struck the steeple of the parish church. Both machine and airman fell through the roof of the building and the pilot was picked up dead.

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