• Short Summary

    America's International Air Day ends in tragedy for stunt pilot Ralph Johnson.

  • Description

    California, United States of America.

    Several shots of aeroplanes doing stunts at America's International Air Day. Ralph Johnson's biplane zooms towards the earth; cut to people in the crowd looking stunned; cut to Ralph's plane, which is a pile of smoking wreckage on the ground!

    We then see Mike Murphy's small plane taking off from a small platform on the roof of a moving car - he appears to fall, then recovers. Mike lands again on the car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    969.19
    Media URN:
    17229
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:57:00 / 01:18:01:00
    Canister:
    38/46

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Seen at 00:25 is an Aeronca KC, Reg. No. NC19790.

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