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    Sellindge, Kent.

    Various shots of the wreckage of a Belgian aeroplane that landed in a little Kent village during a storm. Commentator says a hundred women were saying grace at an anniversary tea in a local chapel when they heard the plane crash onto the roof of a house, cartwheel across the road, strike the chapel and land right side up.

    Apparently no one was hurt and the pilot and his radio operator stepped out of the wreckage and took tea with the ladies.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    17219
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    969.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:33:00 / 01:09:04:00
    Canister:
    38/45
    Sort Number:
    38/045
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Sellinge" should read Sellindge.

  2. British Pathé says

    This has been corrected.

  3. jamied says

    This incident occurred on the 1st June 1938. The aircraft involved was a Fokker F.Viib/3m, of the Sabena airline.

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