• Short Summary

    16 passengers and the crew dies in the air crash in America.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "19 DIE IN U.S. AIR LINER CRASH".

    Black screen with white letters reading:

    "An editor and a cameraman of Pathe News died in this tragedy, They were duty bound. They followed adventure to bring you motion pictures of the world's news."

    "To the list of those who have dared and died with the high courage of their craft we add the names WILLIAM HAROLD PITT and JAMES PERGOLA".

    United States of America (USA).

    Several shots of the people boarding the plane 'Mainliner'. Propellor starts working and the plane takes off. Plane in flight. Various shots of the plane and the countryside where the plane crashed - mountainous terrain with snow and high peaks. Various shots of the wreckage of the plane and people around it - they are inspecting and clearing the rubble. Among the dead were Pathe News editor William Pitt and cameraman James Pergola.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    937.44
    Media URN:
    13948
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:48:00 / 01:45:07:00
    Canister:
    37/88

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