Rushden Echo, 16th November 1917, transcribed by Gill Hollis
FOUR aeroplanes were manoeuvring over Rushden at mid-day on Sunday last, and were watched with keen interest. Subsequently, as they were going over Wellingborough, one of them developed slight engine trouble, and eventually, after circling the town a few times, descended in a field near the Midland Railway viaducts. The descent was witnessed by Lieutenant Johnson, of the Church Lads’ Brigade, who rendered assistance, and in a short time the machine ascended again. The pilots of the other machines remained immediately above till they saw their companion safely landed.