• Short Summary

    Captain Ulm's plane crashed into Pacific during attempt to fly from Vancouver to Melbourne.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FORCED DOWN IN PACIFIC - Capt. Ulm's attempted flight from Vancouver to Melbourne ends in disaster."

    Oakland, California.

    Several shots of the Australian airman Charles Ulm and his co-pilot George Littlejohn and navigator John Skilling checking the plane before their departure from Oakland, California. They are attempting to fly from Vancouver to Melbourne.

    Airspeed Envoy plane taking off. Various shots of the plane in flight.

    While plane is flying, voiceover informs us that the plane crushed somewhere in Pacific and although the search is still going on, chances of finding the men alive are small.

    Note: The plane ditched on the 3 December 1934.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    805.27
    Media URN:
    10264
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1934
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:15:00 / 01:29:21:00
    Canister:
    34/98

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The plane ditched on the 3 December 1934.

    The plane seen is an Airspeed Envoy.

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  2. jamied says

    Some further detail about the plane - it was an Airspeed AS-6A Envoy, Reg. No. VH-UXY, and was named "Stella Australis", (although the commentator calls it "Star of Australia").

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