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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Vivaldi Pasqua

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Vivaldi Pasqua ( -1910), early Italian aviator

1910. Fatal accident to Lieut. Vivaldi Pasqua last Saturday morning after a flight during which he had traversed about 130 kiloms., the Italian Army has been robbed of a very promising flyer. He and Lieut. Savoia had arranged to carry out a series of comparative tests with their respective aeroplanes, and the latter officer, mounted on a Henry Farman machine, left Centocelle and flew to Ladispoli and back, coming to earth after being in the air a little under two hours. A few minutes after he had risen from Centocelle, Lieut. Pasqua started off in pursuit on a Maurice Farman biplane. Returning to Centocelle he continued his journey to Civita Vecchia, and it was while he was making his way back from there that the motor stopped, and the machine fell from a height of about 130 metres. The unfortunate aviator was killed instantaneously, and his machine smashed. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Flight magazine of 27th August 1910