• Short Summary

    It was to have been a routing demonstration flight of a new Czechoslovakian mono-plan. 34-year-old Josef Krejsa, three times European single-engine plane champion, climbed into the cockpit, at Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 18, and took off and put the plane through a series of rolls and dives.

  • Description

    It was to have been a routing demonstration flight of a new Czechoslovakian mono-plan. 34-year-old Josef Krejsa, three times European single-engine plane champion, climbed into the cockpit, at Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 18, and took off and put the plane through a series of rolls and dives. The spectators watched him closely, then suddenly the plane did a low altitude roll and smashed into the ground upside-down.

    Flames leaped from the wrecked aircraft as would-be rescuers tried to save Krejsa. Their efforts were in vain, He died in the burning wreckage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4N8T4B7XP8B7YQ2PZ5P3LO0F
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4N8T4B7XP8B7YQ2PZ5P3LO0F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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