Glimpse history through old images of Feltham, a large town in West London and part of Greater London.
Feltham Plane Crash! 1936
On 20th August 1936, the quiet peace of Elmgate Avenue in Feltham was shattered, as a De Havilland DH.60 Moth (with a Gipsy II engine) crashed into the middle of the street.
Having taken off from Hanworth Aerodrome, disaster struck when one its wheels struck a pylon in flight.
Amazingly, the pilot, Captain Glenn, and his passenger both walked away with no more than minor injuries, despite the plane being so badly damaged it was written off.
And the children out playing in the street during their school holidays were equally as lucky.
In this newsreel recording the event, some of the street’s houses are seen clearly in the background, and the curious local residents crowd round the wreckage outside their homes.
PLANE CRASHES INTO STREET AT FELTHAM: (1936) – British Pathé on YouTube