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  • Description

    Full title reads: "New York. Tragedy ... most profound! The Marquis of Pinedo - famous Italian Ace - perishes in his blazing plane at take-off on attempt to wrest long-distance record from France, for the glory of Italy."

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    MS of the Francesco de Pinedo waving from the cockpit of his ill fated plane.

    Shots of the Bellanca monoplane, named "Santa Lucia", speeding along runway. It swerves from side to side and goes out of control. The plane crashes into the perimeter fence of the airfield and bursts into flames.

    People rush to the fire. The pilot is probably already dead.

    Note: Crash occurred on 3 September 1933.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1933
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    6602
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    731.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:03:00 / 01:21:02:00
    Canister:
    33/74
    Sort Number:
    33/074
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    Categories
    Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 3 September 1933.

    The aircraft was a Bellanca monoplane, named "Santa Lucia".

    The pilot was also known as Francesco de Pinedo.

    The location is the Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Sad to watch.

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