The Uiver Incident

sepia photograph of figures gathered outside a propeller plane labelled ROYAL DUTCH AIR LINES

To begin the London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race, on 20 October 1934, twenty aircraft took-off from England.  An epic 19,800 kilometre flight around the globe, the race was held as part of Melbourne’s Centenary Celebrations. Royal Dutch Airlines entered a Douglas DC-2 airliner, named Uiver, in the race. On the last leg – from […]

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