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 near the wreck of the Bermuda Sky Queen.

    LS the Bibb sailing for Boston after rescuing the victims.

    CU the Bibb arriving at Boston.

    CU of woman survivor speaking about ordeal while standing beside sailor who saved her life.

    MS Passengers disembarking.

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    British Pathé
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    01:41:03:00 / 01:42:58:00
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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.....

    jamied 24th Aug 2012

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