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:

Left side view of Jean Olieslagers' Blériot XI (race nŒ10), with Olieslagers in the cockpit, being pushed through water of a shallow intertidal pool by two unidentified men after the momentum of its landing had carried the monoplane into the water. At right background Rawlinson in his Henry Farman biplane flies past at low altitude. Meeting de Nice, April 16, 1910, France.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots
  • Blériot aircraft

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

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



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