A triphibian aircraft catches fire during its test run in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1935, October 28 Duration:34 sec Sound:Yes
An early mishap in the history of flight: An unusual triphibian aircraft attempting takeoff in Washington DC. U.S. Government building along the side of a street. The airplane, not an ornithopter like some early designs, instead looks like a car with a flying saucer on top. It is seen moving on the street during its test run. The U.S. Capitol in the background. The airplane quickly catches fire and burns. The pilot is taken out of the airplane before the fire has fully erupted. People stand near the wounded man. The wounded man lying in a hospital bed. Bandaged face of the man. A woman nursing his burns is sitting nearby.
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