Rescue operations following an explosion and tire which wrecked a US Navy seaplane in its hangar killing five men, were filmed by VISNEWS May 20 in Baltimore, Maryland.
LV Crowd and cars in front of hangar.
SV Damage in hangar.
LV Wrecked plane.
SV Two men among debris.
SV Damage plane.
PAN Damage hangar.
PAN People and cars outside hangar.
SV Doctor helps injured man.
SV Injured man.
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Background: Rescue operations following an explosion and tire which wrecked a US Navy seaplane in its hangar killing five men, were filmed by VISNEWS May 20 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Three other men also working on the plane at the time were seriously injured - while four others escaped the blast. The men, employed by the Martin Aircraft Company were cleaning the hull of a two-engined Martin Marlin with a commercial cleaning solvent and a pressure hose when the explosion occurred.
The plane among a hundred being modified for the Navy at the Baltimore works, had been grounded to avoid danger of static electricity and also emptied of fuel. Two other planes in the hangar - an Airforce bomber and another Marlin seaplane - were undamaged. The hanger, away from the main cluster of buildings on the site of Plant 2, was partly wrecked.
Both the Navy and the Martin Aircraft Company have begun an investigation into the cause of the blast.