A dramatic rescue of passengers in a Dakota aeroplane which has crashed in Swiss Alps.
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The rescue of the occupants of the American Dakota which crashed in the Alps. C/U of the Daily Graphic, Daily Express, Sunday Empire News and Sunday Pictorial showing headlines of the rescue story. Various shots of the Alps, showing clouds lying low on the peaks. Various shots of the rescue party of Swiss guides, roped together and carrying heavy packs, groping their way precariously up the mountain side. Various shots of the U.S. base at Meiringen, with jeeps, ambulance and nurses waiting. M/S's of a Fieseler Storch (Swiss rescue 'plane) taking off and soaring over the mountain tops. L/S taken from the rescue 'plane.
The line of rescuers can be seen far below near numerous snow-filled crevasses. L/S of the crashed Dakota, from the 'plane. C/U silhouette of the pilot at the controls. Various shots of the rescued on stretchers being put into the 'plane. C/U of the rescued people smiling. C/U U.S. General Tate embracing his son who was pilot of the Dakota. C/U as U.S. General Snaveley kisses his wife. C/U of Colonel Macmahon, U.S. Army, with his wife and 11-year-old daughter Alice. C/U of the two Swiss guides, Wilhelm Jost and Ernst Reise, who were the first to reach the wreck, enjoying a cigarette. C/U of the rescue 'plane taxiing across the snow, using extra skis for the purpose, which it leaves when airborne. L/S of the Alps.