• Short Summary

    Wreckage of a French airliner in which honeymooning couple were killed.

  • Description

    No title, paperwork reads - Tragic air disaster. Mr and Mrs Hodges, returning from honeymoon trip, perish, and other passengers and crew injured in French airliner crash. Near Marden.

    M/S of people walking amongst the wreckage, the Farman F-63 Goliath aeroplane is completely devastated, camera pans slowly across to the wing, the end of which is still intact, laying on the ground. Various shots of the smoking wreckage. M/S as the camera pans up the fuselage and across the body. Two policemen talk to a man stood by it.

    Note: The crash occurred on 10 February 1930.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    816.29
    Media URN:
    18830
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:40:00 / 01:38:59:00
    Canister:
    G 1685

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Marsden" should read Marden.

    The crash occurred on 10 February 1930.

    The plane involved was a Farman F-63 Goliath. The aircraft was destroyed while attempting an emergency landing at Marden airfield.

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  2. jamied says

    The emergency landing was attempted after failure of the starboard tailplane.

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks - anyone know why it was attempting an emergency landing?

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