C & T Auctions in England will be selling a photograph album from the First World War at its ‘Printed Paper, Ephem[e]ra and Photographs Auction’ tomorrow. The pictures were apparently taken by an unidentified pilot of the Royal Naval Air Service at Cranwell airfield. Amongst other things, they document a number of accidents to the trainee pilots there. Here are a selection of them.
At least those early aircraft flew slowly enough that one had a chance of surviving a crash, despite the lack of safety equipment!