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2002-039-120 

This envelope from London posted on 4th Sep 1946 was carried aboard a British South American Airways Avro York “Star Leader” G-AHEW bound for Buenos Aires.  The plane crashed into the sea shortly after take off from Bathurst on 7th Sep 1946, killing all those on board.  The mail was recovered and this cover addressed to Jamaica was forwarded with the illustrated typewritten note explaining that the mails were destroyed in the accident.