First Pictures Of Sky Queen Crash 1947

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Bermuda Sky Queen flying boat crashes in the Atlantic.

CU the flying boat / plane taking off from Ireland.

CU a diagrammatic map showing the flight of the plane and the position of the crash near the American weather ship Bibb.

LS the aerial view of the weather ship Bibb...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
41281
Sort Number:
47/086
Time in/Out:
01:41:03:00 / 01:42:58:00
Canister:
47/86
Film ID:
1195.19
Issue Date:
27/10/1947

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  • The plane seen is a Boeing 314A Clipper.

    The plane ditched in the sea on 14 October 1947.

    "woman survivor speaking about ordeal" - her name is Mrs May Last of Los Angeles.

    jamied 15th Mar 2012
  • Attached is a newspaper article of the era reporting the rescue of the passengers, including a few words from the aforementioned May Last.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19471020&id=QSkxAA
    AAIBAJ&sjid=Xw0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4
    887,876592

    jamied 24th Aug 2012

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