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Sicele O'Brien

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Sicele O'Brien (1887-1931)[1]

"It is with extreme regret that we have to announce the death, as the result of a flying accident on June 18th, of Miss Sicele O'Brien and Mrs Gordon Gallien. They had arrived at Hatfield aerodrome from Brough, in a Blackburn "Bluebird", en route for Hanworth and had just taken-off to resume the journey, when the machine was seen to nose-dive in a spin. It crashed into a hayfield outside the aerodrome and immediately burst into flames. The machine was completely destroyed within a few minutes and it was impossible to rescue the unfortunate occupants. The bodies were charred beyond recognition."[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1933 Who's Who in British Aviation
  2. [1] ASN Aircraft Accident