• Short Summary

    A flying boat ditches in the Atlantic and has to be rescued by the crew of a weather ship.

  • Description

    Bermuda Sky Queen flying boat crashes in the Atlantic.

    CU the flying boat / plane taking off from Ireland.

    CU a diagrammatic map showing the flight of the plane and the position of the crash near the American weather ship Bibb.

    LS the aerial view of the weather ship Bibb near the wreck of the Bermuda Sky Queen.

    LS the Bibb sailing for Boston after rescuing the victims.

    CU the Bibb arriving at Boston.

    CU of woman survivor speaking about ordeal while standing beside sailor who saved her life.

    MS Passengers disembarking.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1195.19
    Media URN:
    41281
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1947
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:03:00 / 01:42:58:00
    Canister:
    47/86

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The plane seen is a Boeing 314A Clipper.

    The plane ditched in the sea on 14 October 1947.

    "woman survivor speaking about ordeal" - her name is Mrs May Last of Los Angeles.

  2. jamied says

    Attached is a newspaper article of the era reporting the rescue of the passengers, including a few words from the aforementioned May Last.....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19471020&id=QSkxAA
    AAIBAJ&sjid=Xw0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=4
    887,876592

  3. NANCY LOGAN LORIA says

    My Mother Agnes Logan and my sister Wilma Logan were both aboard the Bermuda Sky Queen. They were in the same raft with Mrs Last. The raft broke free for some time. My sister was handed to Ben (USCG) and brought up the rope ladders by him. He told me he would never forget the fear of handing over her little girl to him in my Mothers eyes.

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