Washington Air Show - Mid-Air Collision 1945

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Newsreel item.

    Title reads: "Spectacular films of 2 bomber planes colliding in mid-air".

    Washington, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots crowd watching air show on hillside. Various shots of two bomber aeroplanes flying over valley in front of crowd. The planes collide in mid-air, exploding and crashing in spectacular fashion. Same crash is shown from different angle. M/S firemen walking through forest, towards burning crash area.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:43:00 / 01:20:48:00
    UN 1098 A
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    UN 1098 A
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