• Short Summary

    An item showing the wreckage of an aeroplane which crashed into a skyscraper in Manhattan.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Plane rams skyscraper.

    Manhattan, New York, America (USA).

    L/S of New York skyline at night. Various shots of the wreckage of the Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor plane which crashed into the 58th floor of the Bank of Manhattan building. A man looks at a parachute inside the building. Various shots of the wreckage. M/S as a coffin is carried out of a building.

    Note: The collision occurred on 20 May 1946.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1400.14
    Media URN:
    45576
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1946
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:57:00 / 01:21:43:00
    Canister:
    46/42

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The collision occurred on 20 May 1946.

    The plane struck what was then known as the Bank of Manhattan building, (now called 40 Wall Street).

    The plane involved was a Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor.

    (NOTE THAT ON MY COMPUTER, THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THIS FILM IS JUST A HIGH-PITCHED BLEEP).

  2. British Pathé says

    You're not alone with that annoying bleep! We'll see if we can fix it as the WMV reveals it to have a rather atmospheric musical score.

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