• Short Summary

    Dutch Constellation aircraft crashed over Scotland - 39 people are killed in the crash.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "39 DIE IN AIR CRASH".

    Prestwick, Scotland.

    Long shot of Dutch Constellation aircraft, a Lockheed Constellation, crashed. General view of the crash, tail unit in background. Close up shot of dismembered tail unit. Close up shot of wrecked engine with propellor still attached. Close up shot of another engine in shrubs. Scottish police searching wreckage. Scottish police probing wreckage. Closer shot of Scottish policeman picking up jewellery from wreckage. Close up shot of wreckage showing oxygen and wine bottles. Close up shot of personal possessions among wreckage - magazine baby's shoe, etc. Pile of wreckage. Long shot of the wreckage showing engine in background.

    Note: Crash occurred on 21 October 1948.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1440.10
    Media URN:
    46972
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1948
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:52:00 / 01:14:35:00
    Canister:
    48/86

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Crash occurred on 21 October 1948.

    Plane involved was a Lockheed Constellation, operated by KLM.

    The final death toll rose to 40.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Much appreciated.

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