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  • Short Summary

    Belgian Skymaster plane crashes in forests of Newfoundland.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Gander, Newfoundland. Belgian Skymaster plane crashes in forests of Newfoundland.

    Scenes taken when a Belgian Skymaster airliner crashed near Gander Airfield. Aerial shot of the wreckage of the Belgian Skymaster aeroplane lying in dense forests. C/U of the battered wreckage of the plane lying scattered among the trees. M/S of American airmen carrying dead body on stretcher. M/S of a U.S. airforce men carrying an injured survivor to a waiting helicopter. The Helicopter takes off.

    C/U of sign for Sir Frederick Banting Hospital. Various C/Us of injured survivors being stretchered into hospital.

    Possibly connected with 46/78 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1487.13
    Media URN:
    70638
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:14:00 / 01:13:57:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 089

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 18 September 1946.

    The plane involved was a Douglas DC-4-1009, operated by the Belgian carrier Sabena.

    The final death toll reached 27.

    Footage of the incident is also contained in clip 1410.18.

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