• 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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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:40:00 / 01:38:59:00
    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.

  2. jamied says

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

  3. British Pathé says

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

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