Plane Hits Trolleybus 1948

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    Full title reads: "PLANE HITS TROLLEYBUS".

    Burnt, Oak, Middlesex.

    Long shot, general view of crashed plane. Block of flats, pan to lamp standard. Long shot, pan from lamp standard to crashed plane. Close up shot, pan down from tail to car. Long shot of ambulance leaving. Close up shot of women onlookers. Close up shot of men inspecting trolley bus standard. Close up shot of trolley bus wreckage, camera swinging in to plane. Close up shot of wreckage of Avro Anson plane. Close up shot of wrecked interior showing parachute strap. Close up shot of interior - seats upside down. Long shot of plane with small group of bystanders.

    Note: Crash occurred on 9 February 1948. The pilot, Wing Commander Rolfe, and his passenger, Flight Lieutenant MacMeakin, were both killed.

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  • Crash occurred on 9 February 1948.

    The trolleybus is a C2 type, Reg. No. CUL 215.

    The plane involved was an Avro Anson, Serial Number TX168.

    The pilot, Wing Commander Rolfe, and his passenger, Flight Lieutenant MacMeakin, were both killed.

    jamied 16th Mar 2012
  • Some great details - thanks jamied.

    British Pathé 11th May 2012

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