• Short Summary

    A De Havilland 110 crashes into the crowd at the Farnborough Air Show.

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    Farnborough, Hampshire. (Special.)

    Second title card reads: "Many die as D.H. 110 crashes crowd after smashing sound-barrier."

    Travel shots people looking at 'planes on Farnborough Airdrome at the air show. LV. R.A.F. Delta-wing jet fighter. SV. Jet fighter with folded wings. A.S. Two R.A.F. (RAF Royal Air Force) types looking at aircraft LV. Bristol freighter. A.S. Two Large fins of the Bristol freighter. LV. Bristol freighter with smaller 'plane in foreground. SV. A. model of the delta-wing research 'plane. SV. Pan John Derry flying his De-Havilland 110 across aerodrome from right to left. SV. Men in crowd watching. LV. Pan De Havilland 110 landing and taxiing along runway. SV. Towards and pan to B.V. De Havilland 110 landing and taxiing along runway. SCU. Pan the Gloster Javelin taking off. SV. Group of R.A.F. types looking skywards. CU. Pan Gloucester Javelin flying overhead. A.S. Pan, super swift flying overhead and past at speed. SV. Pan John Derry flying his D.H. 110 upside down from right to left over aerodrome. SV. People watching. LV. Pan, John Derry flying his D.H. 110 at speed across the aerodrome from left to right. SV. Crowd watching. LV. (Slow motion) D.H. 110 blowing up over aerodrome, pan down as engine hit the ground etc., Shots of crowd and crashed plane. LV. Neville Duke flying his Hawker Hunter overhead over the drome at speed. SV Crowd Watching. Sv. Pan, Neville Duke coming out of dive in the Hawker Hunter and 'plane straight- ening up and goes out of picture. Sv. Crowd watching. CU. Pan, R.A.F. Delta-wing bomber flying past Avro 707. CU. Delta wing bomber flying towards and into camera.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Orig. Dupe Blown up from 16 m/m - Sel/Orig 'G') (F.G. From Dupe - Sel/Orig 'H')

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:51:00 / 01:25:17:00

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    The tragedy occurred on 6 September 1952.

    The plane that crashed was a de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen.

    31 people died in the incident.

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  2. Unknown user says

    A very blase commentary. Hardly suited to the death toll, which must have affected hundreds of family members of those who were killed.

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  3. Unknown user says

    While it was a de Havilland DH110, it wasn't a Sea Vixen. The Sea Vixen eventually derived from this early version, but after the crash they made airframe "improvements" and it took another seven years for the DH110 Sea Vixen to get into service. That didn't stop more than a third of the Sea Vixens built from suffering terminal airframe failures, with the loss of 51 aircrew between its service inception in 1959 and its complete replacement with Phantoms in 1972. See www.seavixen.org.

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