• Short Summary

    The giant Air France plane "Emeraude" crashes due to snowstorm - killing 10 people.

  • Description

    Full title reads "Corbigny - THE PRIDE OF FRENCH AIR FORCE The giant "Emeraude" crashes in snowstorm. M. Pasquier Gov.-Gen. of Indo-China, M. Chaumie, Director of Civil Aviation, among the 10 killed."

    Corbigny, France.

    Air France plane taking off - very cold, lots of ice around. Men around the plane doing last checks. Various shots of the crashed plane - debris with several people looking around - probably investigators.

    Note: a Pathe website user has informed us that the aircraft featured in this film is a Dewoitne D.332. This was a three-engine transport monoplane. The plane crashed on a flight from Saigon on the Morvan mountains. The aircraft was completely destroyed and everyone on board was killed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    773.28
    Media URN:
    8494
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:04:00 / 01:40:18:00
    Canister:
    34/6

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 15 January 1934.

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