• Short Summary

    Nineteen killed in Belgian Dakota plane crash.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "HEATHROW".

    Heathrow, London.

    Long shot of burnt wing of aircraft, pan over to tail. Mass of tangled Douglas DC-3 Dakota wreckage. Tail, almost intact. Close up shot of the tail showing name 'Sabena'. Police searching wreckage. Policeman picking up clothes. Pan along the wreckage. Close up shot of newspapers, magazines and books partly burnt. Tail in foreground, wreckage beyond. Close up shot of the wreckage covered in foam. Close up shot of the propellor. Several shots of the wreckage, twisted mass. Panning shot of wreckage from tail to front.

    Note: Crash occurred on 2 May 1948.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1424.03
    Media URN:
    46408
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1948
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:57:00 / 01:04:38:00
    Canister:
    48/20

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Crash occurred on 2 May 1948.

    The plane involved was a Douglas DC-3 Dakota.

    "Sabena" referred to was the name of the plane's Belgian operator.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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