• Short Summary

    Aeroplane crashes on beach before take-off, United States of America.

  • Description

    Old Orchard Beach, Maine USA.

    Full titles read: "HARD LUCK ! - Green Flash - aspirant to Atlantic Flying Honours crashes at start."

    L/S of Bellanca J aeroplane taxiing down beach. L/S of the plane in the distance while a small crowd of people gather and watch. The plane can be seen turning over in the distance. C/U of the mangled plane. L/S of people running across beach to the sight of the disaster. M/S of the plane on it's side. C/U of the pilot, Roger Q Williams, and navigator Lewis Yancey looking at the damaged propellor.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:25:00 / 01:09:20:00
    G 1619

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 13 June 1929.

    The aircraft featured here is a Bellanca J, Reg. No. NX5315, named "Green Flash".

    The men on board are pilot Roger Q Williams and navigator Lewis Yancey. Both men survived the incident.

    "Pilot and official looking at the damaged propellor" - its the pilot and navigator.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied. They successfully made the record-breaking journey in July.

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