• Short Summary

    Wreckage of a Belgian aeroplane that landed in a Kent village during a storm - no one was killed.

  • Description

    Sellindge, Kent.

    Various shots of the wreckage of a Belgian aeroplane that landed in a little Kent village during a storm. Commentator says a hundred women were saying grace at an anniversary tea in a local chapel when they heard the plane crash onto the roof of a house, cartwheel across the road, strike the chapel and land right side up.

    Apparently no one was hurt and the pilot and his radio operator stepped out of the wreckage and took tea with the ladies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    969.09
    Media URN:
    17219
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:33:00 / 01:09:04:00
    Canister:
    38/45

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Sellinge" should read Sellindge.

  2. jamied says

    This incident occurred on the 1st June 1938. The aircraft involved was a Fokker F.Viib/3m, of the Sabena airline.

  3. British Pathé says

    This has been corrected.

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