Jamaica attains independence. Princess Margaret and her husband, Earl of Snowden arrive to attend the ceremony to mark the independence of Jamaica. They are greeted by Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante and other officials at the airport. As the motorcade carrying Princess and her husband moves down a road crowds cheer them. People celebrate the attainment of independence. National flag being hoisted at midnight. Prime Minister Bustamante. A flag lit up. Power being transferred at a ceremony in the presence of Princess Margaret and her husband and Prime Minister Bustamante.
Jet airliner American Airlines Flight 1 crashes into Pumpkin Patch Channel of Jamica Bay in New York soon after take off from Idlewild Airport (now John F. Kennedy International Airport), bound for Los Angeles. Rescuers and the police inspect the area. The ruins of the crashed jet liner on a marshy area and in the Bay. Skin divers board boats to head out and search for bodies. Some bodies of victims are carried away on stretchers.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Jamaica, British West Indies. The Queen disembarks from an airplane at an air base. People gather at the air base to greet her. Officials and dignitaries welcome the Queen. Soldiers stand at attention and welcome the Queen. The Queen's car drives past on the streets.
A Doctor performs an operation on a patient in an Operating room in Jamaica. Several equipment lie on a table. A tray carrying cotton and several other trays seen on a table.
A nurse seen, talking in a porch in Jamaica. Nurse wearing a cap, carries a book and stands near a pillar in the porch. A small microphone is attached to her collar. Several other women, including nurses seen in the background.
A nurse seen talking outside a room in Jamaica. Nurse wearing a cap is carrying a book. A small microphone is attached to her collar. Several other nurses seen in the background. A room is seen in the background with chairs occupied by several nurses. Plants visible.