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    Belgian Skymaster plane crashes in forests of Newfoundland.

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    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Gander, Newfoundland. Belgian Skymaster plane crashes in forests of Newfoundland.

    Scenes taken when a Belgian Skymaster airliner crashed near Gander Airfield. Aerial shot of the wreckage of the Belgian Skymaster aeroplane lying in dense forests. C/U of the battered wreckage of the plane lying scattered among the trees. M/S of American airmen carrying dead body on stretcher. M/S of a U.S. airforce men carrying an injured survivor to a waiting helicopter. The Helicopter takes off.

    C/U of sign for Sir Frederick Banting Hospital. Various C/Us of injured survivors being stretchered into hospital.

    Possibly connected with 46/78 - MD.

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    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:14:00 / 01:13:57:00
    UNSO Reel 089

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  1. Unknown user says

    The crash occurred on 18 September 1946.

    The plane involved was a Douglas DC-4-1009, operated by the Belgian carrier Sabena.

    The final death toll reached 27.

    Footage of the incident is also contained in clip 1410.18.

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