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[Report on plane crash near Midway airport, Chicago]

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1094
Run Time
0h 3m 44s
Format
16mm
Color
B&W
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
circa 1959
Abstract
Black and white footage featuring images from the aftermath of a plane that crashed into residential buildings near Midway airport. Images include firefighters putting out the fire, debris from the crash, and bodies being taken away. An on-site reporter interviews an eyewitness and one of the injured victims from his hospital bed.

This is possibly the plane crash that took place in November 1959 when a TWA Lockheed Constellation crashed near 63rd Place and Kilpatrick Avenue in Chicago, killing eight people on the ground and the three occupants of the airliner.
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)