• Short Summary

    An Australian Airliner crash lands after an eagle hit it in the air.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "A Miraculous Escape"

    Australia.

    VS of the wreckage of an Australian airliner lying in a field after it crash landed, with CUs of the engine, fuel tanks etc. lying in field. The plane crashed after colliding with an eagle but the pilot managed to land the machine, with no loss of life.

    CUs. of the Passengers and the air hostess smiling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1043.03
    Media URN:
    20737
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:25:00 / 01:03:03:00
    Canister:
    40/34

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The incident featured here took place on 8 February 1940.

    Plane involved was a Douglas DC-2-185, Registration Number VH-USY, named "Bungana".

    The hero pilot was Captain Norman Croucher. The air hostess featured at the end of the clip is Mavis Matters.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Impressive information - Where did you find out their names jamied?

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