Prince Rupert of Teck
Photograph of Prince Rupert of Teck, son of Princess Alice of Albany and Prince Alexander of Teck. Rupert's grandfather was Prince Leopold, Queen Victoria's youngest son. Through him, Rupert inherited haeomophilia, from which he died in a French hospital, after a car crash at the age of 21. His younger brother, Maurice, who died in infancy, may also have been haemophiliac.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Cierva W.11 Air Horse VZ724
Cierva W.11 Air Horse VZ724 / G-ALCV (msn W.11/1 ), which first flew on 7 December 1948 as G-ALCV, was marked with the Air Ministry serial VZ274. G-ALCV / VZ274 crashed on 13 June 1950, claiming the lives of Alan Marsh (chief test pilot) John Jeep Cable, (Ministry of Supply test pilot), and Joseph K. Unsworth (flight engineer). The cause of the crash was due to fatigue failure of a swash-plate carrier driving link in the front rotor hub. The second Air Horse, WA555 / G-ALCW, completed around 20 hours flying before the plug was pulled and was scrapped in 1951. Date: circa 1950
© (c) The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Stampede - Chuckwagon Race
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Stampede - a big crash during a Chuckwagon Race. Chuckwagon racing is an equestrian rodeo sport in which drivers in a chuckwagon led by a team of Thoroughbred horses race around a track. The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". Date: circa 1920s