• 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

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    LV Plane.
    0.04

    2.
    SV Pilot Josef Krejsa in cockpit.
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    3.
    CU Ditto.
    0.09

    4.
    SV Women watch.
    0.11

    5.
    CU Prop turns.
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    CU PAN..Plane away.
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    BACK V..Ditto.
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    SV Men watch.
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    SV Plane rolls, then crashes.
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    SV Rescuers around plane.
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    11.
    SV Ditto with water hoses.
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    Initials S-D/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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