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    Spectacular accident on bombing range - pilots escape by ejecting themselves out.

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    Florida, United States of America (USA).

    GV. Bunker which is to be bombed by USAF (United States Air Force) jet bombers during exercise on bombing range. LV. Dummies inside the bunker. Air to air shot, F 105 bomber at speed, it drops the aerial land mines. LV. The bombs hit the bunker and it blows up. SV. & LV. Wreckage inside the bunker. Aerial view, an old railway line. GV. Pan, the F 105 jet bomber accompanied by another fighter fly past. Air to air shot as the F 105 drops its bombs. GV. The bombs come down and explode right on target. The two planes flying over are hit by flying debris and burst into flames. GV. The smoke clearing after the explosion, pan up to one of the fighters on fire, the pilot ejects himself. Ground to air shot, the other aircraft on fire as the pilot ejects himself. GV. The plane crashes down to the ground behind trees.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:46:00 / 01:21:42:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The incident occurred on 7 February 1963.

    "the F 105 jet bomber accompanied by another fighter" - the other aircraft is an F-100F Super Sabre.

    All three men that were forced to eject survived the accident. Here's a link to the safety report....


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