According to some sources, this SABCA-built, twin-engined machine was originally a W.8e trimotor, but was it? We assume this photo was taken early on, in 1924, because the original Dutch caption mentions an 'Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Basel' service which was advertised in the Dutch press at the time. Rotterdam to Basel took five hours according to the schedule and cost 70 guilders with a 15-kg baggage allowance. Actually the Sabena routes involved were Brussels-Rotterdam, extendended to Amsterdam from 1 September 1924, and Brussels-Strasbourg-Basel. Photo from: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich
Handley Page's prototype of their first passenger airliner, developed from the O/400 bomber. It was written off on 10 July 1923 during a forced landing at Poix in France following engine problems during a flight from Croydon to Le Bourget, when it over-ran the runway and broke it's back. No injuries were sustained by the seven passengers, and the two crew members received "minor injuries". Photographer not known, possibly an Imperial Airways publicity shot?