• Short Summary

    A wrecked jet plane and a stationary Santa Fe express, that was the scene near El Toro, New Mexico, after a spectacular crash in which no one was injured, Nov. 19.

  • Description

    A wrecked jet plane and a stationary Santa Fe express, that was the scene near El Toro, New Mexico, after a spectacular crash in which no one was injured, Nov. 19.

    The pilot, of the plane from El Toro Marine base, Second Lieutenant Phillip M. Schmidt, had attempted to land on the airstrip, but overshot the boundary, arced through the air and crashed on the lines in the path of an oncoming express. When the loco struck most of the wreckage was thrown into the air and cartwheeled into the fourth and fifth carriages.

    The express brakeman jumped from the train and hauled the pilot clear just before the plane exploded.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8D04EYH6LS6OEVT13AFLOVNXS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8D04EYH6LS6OEVT13AFLOVNXS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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