• Short Summary

    Footage of plane crash wreckage and seaplane inflight.

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    Sir Ross and Keith Smith. London.

    Titles read: "SIR KEITH SMITH - The whole world sympathises with Sir Keith who was a heartbroken spectator of the tragedy."

    Various shots of wreckage of mangled aircraft. Some parts rest in trees.

    "An impressive memorial service was held at St Clement Danes, on April 20th. M/S of two men wearing top-hats walking past camera. Several shots of other dignitaries walking past camera. M/S of choir boys walking out of entrance to church one is carrying a large cross on a pole. They are followed other elderly clergymen and then numerous men in suits, top-hats etc. M/Ss of men standing next to aircraft (possibly Sir and Ross and Keith Smith amongst them). L/Ss of seaplane inflight. M/Ss of seaplane being inspected in hangar. M/Ss of three men standing around looking at the engine.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:30:00 / 01:59:47:00
    ON 300 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The plane crash seen here occurred on 13 April 1922.

    The plane was a Vickers Viking amphibious aircraft, which crashed killing Sir Ross Macpherson Smith and Lieutenant James Mallett Bennett.

    The location of the crash site is Byfleet in Surrey.

    The memorial service seen being attended is at St Clement Danes, (not "St Clement Dane"). It's on The Strand, London.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks again.

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