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.
L.V. WRECKAGE RAILWAY LINES.
CU.PAN FROM WRECKAGE TOLLINESS.
CU.PAN MAN CLEARING UP WRECKAGE.
SV. TROOPS STANDING BY.
SV. WHEEL OF PLANE.
CU.PAN MEN LOADING WHEEL ONTO TRUCK.
LV.PAN UP CRANE.
SV. WIFE KISSING BRAKEMAN OF TRAIN.
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Background: 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.