A collection of sporting accidents and catastrophes that British Pathe caught on camera.
The British speed record breaker is the only person to have set both world water and land speed records in the same year (1964). On 4th January 1967, however, Campbell was killed whilst attempting to set another water speed record in his 'Bluebird K7'.
Campbell had already set seven water speed records between 1955 and 1964 with speed increases from 216mph to 276.33mph. The accident happened on Coniston Water in Lancashire, England. The Bluebird surpassed 320mph but as she did so gradually lifted from the water before somersaulting out of control. Campbell was killed instantly.
Film: Donald Campbell killed