U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II crashes at Saint Louis, Missouri. F-4J test flight aircraft #155557 MAC 2833 lifts off from runway, climbs steeply and goes into a vertical attitude. Pilot and co-pilot eject. Plane continues climbing and levels off. F-4J crashes, wheels down, and explodes into a big fireball. Black smoke billows upward from flames, and drifts upward. (Both crew members survived the ejection: Pilot C. D. "Pete" Pilcher, Production Test Pilot, McDonnell Douglas Corporation; and Radar Observer Harvey A. Begay in backseat position.)
U.S. Navy McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II crashes at St. Louis, Missouri. It was test flight #155557 MAC 2833. The F-4J aircraft taxis for take off, lifts off and climbs steeply. Pilot and co-pilot eject. (Both survived: Pilot C. D. "Pete" Pilcher, Production Test Pilot, McDonnell Douglas Corporation; and Radar Observer Harvey A. Begay in backseat position.) Plane moves flatly through air in vertical position. It loses all speed. Aircraft falls flatly, impacts runway and explodes into a huge fireball. Black smoke billows up from impact area. Plane continues to burn. F-4J ablaze. Crash crew makes way to fire. Ambulance on ground. Pilot Pilcher and Radar Observer Begay meet-up together with other personnel on the airfield and observe the blazing aircraft from which they had ejected. They walk around a military station wagon. The two crew members examine ejection seat on runway. Ejection seat resting on runway. Two pilots get into a station wagon with other civilian personnel. Collapsed chute laying on grass. View of ejection seat. Blown canopy, other debris lying about runway in the background. F-4J still ablaze. Fire engine enters and moves down a runway. Firemen wade knee-deep through foam while fighting fire. Heavy smoke rises from wreckage. Crashed F-4J, heavy foam in the foreground. Fireman direct more foam into opening of F-4J while smoke is pouring out.
Monkeys show balancing stunts at Saint Louis Zoological Park in St. Louis, Missouri. A monkey on a toy car. A monkey balances on a wheel. A monkey balances on a stand and a animal trainer places another monkey on the top. Spectators watch the stunts. A monkey kisses a young boy. A trainer holds hand of one of the monkeys and walks. Monkeys walk in tandem.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh returns from Cuba. His plane approaches and lands in Saint Louis, Missouri. A large crowd awaits to welcome him. People help the plane halt on the wet and muddy field. Officials greet Lindbergh as he climbs out of the cockpit. Lindbergh in flying gear, stands before his plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. Lindbergh in the cockpit
Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) company's coast-to-coast passengers proceed on their flight legs from Saint Louis, Missouri to Waynoka, Oklahoma. TAT employee closes door on Ford 5-AT-B tri-motor passenger airplane, at St. Louis airport. Ground crewman plugs in compressed air hose to assist start of engine number three. TAT logo seen on side of the airplane. Next, the airplane taxis and takes off on plowed runway of snow-covered field. Animated map shows airplane heading to Kansas City, Missouri. View of cockpit as co-pilot shows weather report to pilot. Shift to a TAT weather station where meteorologists launch a balloon to check winds aloft. Closeup of the pilot's weather report being prepared. TAT officer serving a lunch to passengers in the plane. View from airplane of Kansas City, and then aerial view as it descends to Wichita, Kansas. Pilots in cockpit. Copilot radios Wichita. View of TAT radio operator responding and saying they should lookout for Lindbergh who is flying the route today. Next, Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh is seen flying past the Ford Tri-motor in his Curtiss Falcon biplane. Passengers look out to see him. View from the passenger plane descending over the city of Wichita, Kansas. Animated map shows next stop as Waynoka, Oklahoma. View from the air of numerous oil derricks in Oklahoma. Passengers leaving the airplane and boarding a trailer-bus at Waynoka. Closeup of flowers and sign on restaurant table, reading, "TAT, Reserved for TAT travelers." Passengers dining.
A basketball match played between the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks during the NBA (National Basketball Association) championship in St. Louis, Missouri. The game in progress. Spectators cheer. Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks scores 21 points in the first half. By the end of the game, Bob Pettit scores a then-playoff record of 50 points. The St. Louis Hawks defeat the Boston Celtics with a score of 110-109.