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ANONYMUS:

Another unjust impediment

 

This Swift killed itself in the Pitot tubes of a Moth which belongs to the Portsmouth Aero Club. It was not impaled but simply wedged in the fork. It is interesting evidence of the comparatively slow speed of birds. Evidently it was playing “last across,” and misjudged the comparative speed of the Moth.

 

 

(First printed 1935 in The Aeroplane)

The editor is grateful to Richard Riding, who rediscovered this short note.

APUSlife 2005, No. 3049

 
 
 
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