• Short Summary

    The "Southern Cross" was 600 miles out to sea on a run to New Zealand when its engines failed.

  • Description

    Sydney aerodrome, Australia.

    Titles read: " Bravery averts tragedy - Dramatic airmail flight over the Tasman Sea".(Super over Sydney aerodrome) the "Southern Cross" coming in to land.

    LS. Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith in the "Southern Cross" landing with one engine dead and a smashed propellor CU. Of the engine that failed. MS. As the crew emerge through the door of the plane.

    MS. Kingsford-Smith telling his story to camera (Nat Sound) and pointing out the broken propellor which is beside him. CU. telling his tale and praising his navigator and radio operator.

    MS. John Stannage and his wife as John tells how he dumped the mail and packages into the sea when the planes engines failed.

    CU. Captain Bill Taylor who climbed out onto the wing of the plane six times to feed an engine starved of oil.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    829.17
    Media URN:
    11069
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:43:00 / 01:37:39:00
    Canister:
    35/46

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