• Short Summary

    Reports of air disasters in New York and Munich

  • Description

    Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA / United States of America and Munich, West Germany.

    Story about aeroplane crashes in New York and Munich that killed 177 people.

    Title reads "Sky Disasters: New York-Munich".

    Elevated panning GV of street in Brooklyn where DC8 jet crashed, showing fire engines, ambulances, rescue workers, etc. LS hose being used on burning building. GV of damages and wreckage, CU sign: "New York International Airport". LS of bodies being carried on stretchers to ambulances. VS of wreckage, rescuers.

    LS. MS. Pillar of Fire Church into which the jet crashed. MS. Pan down the church showing damage and debris. Various shots of parts of the Super-Constellation which crashed in mid-air with the DC8 in Staten Island at the US Army's Miller Field. CU of crash victims' belongings on the ground. LS parts of plane on the ground.

    CU sign saying "Munich". Pan down the church in Munich, the steeple of which hit by a U.S. Air Force transport plane in thick fog. Various shots of clearing up operations in progress. MS. Burned out street car which was hit by the plane. MS. Investigators looking at the street car. (Comb. F.G.)

    Note: The film gives detail of DC8 crashing into residential area of Brooklyn. It collided mid-air with a Super-Constellation and took the lives of 128 persons aboard the planes. Six others were killed on the ground. The Munich crash involved US Air Force transport plane and 29 holiday shoppers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:55:00 / 01:23:19:00
    UN 3438 B

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The New York incident occurred on 16 December 1960. The crash involved a United Airlines DC8 and a Trans World Airlines Constellation.

    The Munich crash occurred on 17 December 1960. It involved a Convair C131, en route from Munich to Northolt, England.

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