Vickers Varsity crash, 1963

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When a Vickers Varsity ended up on the roof of a Gloucester home in March, 1963, it made headlines around the world – including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in my home town.  Despite the appearance of the seemingly comical resting place of the Varsity, it was in fact a tragedy in that both pilots lost their life.  The only good news was the occupants of the home escaping relatively unscathed.

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