• Short Summary

    Aeroplane crashes into haystack, pilot and 2 passengers are killed.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "French air liner crashes in fog. Pilot and 2 of the 13 passengers were killed".

    Hurst, Kent

    Various shots of a Bleriot 155 plane that has crashed into a haystack in a field. Various panning C/Us of mangled wreckage in the hay.

    Cuts start at 01:28:51. More shots of crash sight. A man is seen looking into the open door to cabin. We see groups of curious people looking around the crash sight.

    Note: Date of the crash was 18 August 1926.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:33:00 / 01:30:59:00
    G 1322

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The location of the crash site is Romney Marsh in Kent, rather than Sussex as currently detailed.

    The plane involves is a Bleriot 155, Reg. No. F-AIEB.

    Date of the crash was 18 August 1926.

    The death toll was later raised to 4, namely the pilot, mechanic, and 2 passengers.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied - it even says Kent on the title screen, so we have no excuse for saying Sussex!

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