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Mr W Newell preparing for a parachute descent
Mr W. Newell preparing for a parachute descent from the Grahame-White Type 10 Charabanc or Aero-bus on 9 May 1914. At 5, 000ft Mr Newell jumped from the skid, falling 800ft before the parachute opened and landed safely on the Hendon Aerodrome. This was the first time a parachute descent had been successfully accomplished from an aeroplane in flight, travelling at 60mph. Date:
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