• Short Summary

    Plane carrying film of the Assassination of Yugoslavian King Alexander I crashes in Atlantic.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TRAGEDY FOLLOWS TRAGEDY - Rush film of assassination of King Alexander causes plane crash in mid-Atlantic."

    Atlantic Ocean.

    A plane in the air over the sea. This is Sikorsky, plane which is to meet ship 'Washington' and to take from them the film of of assassination of Yugoslavian King Alexander I Karadjordjevic to deliver it to New York.

    Plane in water, sinking with its nose down - very fast. In taking the film from Washington, the plane's nose dived and started sinking. It took with it the films, the equipment and one life - of the mechanic Henry Johnson. Survivors on the lifeboat looking at the plane as it sinks.

    Survivors on the lifeboat rowing towards Washington. Survivors being carried onboard Washington.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    801.08
    Media URN:
    10163
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:44:00 / 01:11:52:00
    Canister:
    34/87

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