Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Three-quarter right front view of Blériot VIII-bis on the ground after a crash; nose and left wingtip are severely damaged. Louis Blériot is seen in cockpit; other men (and two dogs) crowd around. Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France, summer 1908.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - History
  • Air pilots
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Airplanes
  • Blériot aircraft

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Rol & Cie (Agence Rol)


Blériot, Louis 1872-1936

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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