Friday Photo; 1953 Plane wreck

This photograph of a Sabre F4 crash is from the Lewis Museum Trust collection held in Stornoway Library.  Unfortunately no details about this crash were found with the photographs, though I did manage to find the following details about the crash from the

During its delivery flight to Abingdon from Canada the controls stiffened. The pilot diverted to Stornoway, Outer Hebrides but the aircraft was caught by a gust of wind during a flapless landing. It struck the ground hard and went off the side of the runway causing the nose wheel to collapse and shedding the wing tanks

According to the site, the crash occurred on the 10 March 1953.  It would be very useful to have some more information about the crash, please get in touch with us if you can help!

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