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    Material relating to newsreel story 'The Farnborough Tragedy' - 52/74.

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    Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story 'The Farnborough Tragedy' - 52/74.

    Material for Newsreel Story.

    LV. Pan, John Derry flying his D.H. 110 at speed across the aerodrome from left to right. SV. Crowd watching. LV. De Havilland 110 blowing up over aerodrome, pan down as engine hit the ground etc., Shots of crowd and crashed plane.

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    Selected originals
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:25:00 / 01:25:53:00
    52/74 G (Selected Originals)

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  1. Unknown user says

    The tragedy occurred on 6 September 1952.

    The plane that crashed was a de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen.

    31 people died in the incident.

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  2. Unknown user says

    xFrom 1951-1953 I was in the US Air Force stationed at RAF Station Brize Norton Oxon England. On Sept. 6, 1952 I was invited by my then "girl friend" (later to become my wonderful wife) to accompany her to the Farmborough Air Show where her father was an exhibitor and had a Cavavn where he entertained prospective and current customers. My being in the Air Force and being able to spend the whole day with a beautiful girl and watch all kinds of aircraft was something I couldn't turn down. It was a wonderful day right up until the horrible crash of he DeHavilland DH110. The engine that caused all the deaths came almost directly over our heads and the caravan. It was about 20-30 feet above us, I could plainly see all the wires and hoses as the engine revolved around, a sight I will never forget. The engine passed over us all the time losing altitude. It passed over a service road behind the row of caravans and hit the hill behind the caravans at about 5-10 feet from the top of the hill. It…

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