• Short Summary

    Mitchell bomber plane hits Empire State Building in fog.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "BOMBER COLLIDES WITH SKYSCRAPER".

    New York, United States of America (USA).

    A good shot of New York's Manhattan with Empire State building in centre. Close shot of Mitchell bomber in flight in fog. Several shots of Empire State Building ablaze after the crash. High angle shot of crowds gathered in street. Firemen fighting blaze with hoses. Corpse laying on a ledge on the Empire State Building. Shots of streets taken from the Empire State Building. Panning shot of the Empire State Building from base to top.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1161.19
    Media URN:
    40156
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1945
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:24:00 / 01:40:32:00
    Canister:
    45/66

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The collision occurred on 28 July 1945.

    The plane involved was a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber.

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