The Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando, a transport aircraft crashes in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The wrecked Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando aircraft. People stand near the wreckage. Men take out injured and dead passengers from the wrecked aircraft. The wrecked parts of aircraft scattered in Elizabeth River. People near the accident area. A damaged house. A fire brigade drives on a road. People on a street. The C-46 wrecked parts.
View of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, New Jersey. The Philadelphia Express on the Jersey Central passes underneath at full speed, just before a train passes overhead on the Pennsylvania crossing. (Filmed by Edison Company, 1897)
Major catastophe events of the year 1952. Views of destruction on the ground in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after American Airlines flight 6780, a Convair 240, crashed into a house at Williamson and South Streets on January 22, 1952. Burned wreckage and devastation seen at the crash site in Elizabeth following the crash and subsequent explosions damaging or destroying multipole houses in the 600 block of Williamson Street. In the first few seconds of the clip, the Battin High School for Girls is seen in the background. The school was adjacent to the crash but not hit. Narrator also describes the crash of an Army transport plane in California which killed 86 soldiers, but no images of that crash are shown. Next scenes shift to England, on September 6, 1952, as a de Havilland DH.110 jet aircraft, piloted by John Derry, explodes in midair after achieving Mach 1 and then beginning a left bank and climb at 450 knots during the 1952 Farnborough Airshow. Spectators at the British air show are seen on the ground in the area below the explosion and where debris rained down on the crowd causing deaths and injuries. Engines from the blown-up DH.110 plane (prototype, ID WG236) are seen hurtling through the sky toward Observation Hill immediately after the mid-air explosion. Scenes show crowd working to tend to the wounded and shocked families and children crying.
Major events of the year 1951. A disastrous train accident in New Jersey, United States claims 85 lives. Derailed train and wreckage on the ground after the accident. Dead body. Swollen rivers cause devastating floods in Kansas and Missouri killing 40 people and rendering many homeless. People wade through flood waters. Houses and cars submerged in water.
Manufacturing of aircraft in United States World War I. Aircraft factories at Buffalo, New Jersey, New York, Detroit, Dayton, Michigan and Elizabeth. Aerial views of aircraft factory, railway siding, warehouses and lumber yard. Workers go to work at one of the plants and workers at work. Men sit around small round tables as they eat in a plant cafeteria.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gromyko attend conference in New York. Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth reaches New York. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Gromyko arrives on Queen Elizabeth to attend Japanese Peace Conference at San Francisco. The Minister says that Russia has plans of her own for peace talks. Photographers take pictures. Reporters shoot the event.