• Short Summary

    An aeroplane which is supposed to have an anti-crash mechanism, nosedives and crashes in two minutes. Alameda, America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Anti-crash airplane (aeroplane) crashes on first flight. Novel 'plane built to detach engine when in danger and become glider, takes off, dives and crashes in 2 minutes. Alameda, California. America, (USA, U.S.A.).

    Pilot Reed Vowles.

    M/S of the front of the Abreu AE-5 aeroplane. Various shots of the detachable engine on the ground. M/S as the aeroplane taxis and takes off. M/S as it nosedives and crashes, then turns over on its back. M/S as people run up to it. M/S's of the aeroplane leaning to one side with rudder smashed in and wheels broken.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    790.04
    Media URN:
    35778
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1929
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:47:00 / 01:07:12:00
    Canister:
    G 1608

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The plane featured is the Abreu AE-5.

    Despite the crash, pilot Reed Vowles escaped uninjured.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks - great to know the pilot was okay and good to know his name.

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