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Prestwick, 1954

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2002-039-135-135

These envelopes were posted in England on 21st and 22nd Dec 1954 addressed to New York and Vancouver.  They were placed aboard B.O.A.C. Boeing Stratocruiser G-ALSA in London and flown to Prestwick where in an attempt to land, the plane crashed and caught fire. Both covers received the three-line boxed cachet in violet: SALVAGED MAIL / AIRCRAFT CRASH / PRESTWICK 25-12-54.