Amelia Earhart landing in Derry

Details

Location

Derry/Londonderry

Year

1932

Source

Format

film

black and white

Length

03min 35sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Denis Mackie

Rights Holder

Susannah Mackie

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Amateur film of Amelia Earhart and her plane in Gallagher's field in Co. Londonderry.

Notes

Amelia Earhart broke several records on this flight - the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo and the only person to fly it twice, the longest non-stop distance flown by a woman and a record for crossing the Atlantic in the shortest time. The landing in Derry gave rise to the famous Earhart anecdote, apparently a farm hand asked, 'Have you flown far?' to which she replied, 'From America'. The site where she landed is now marked by the Amelia Earhart Centre, a small museum.

Shot List

View of plane in field. Spectators looking at plane. People outside a white walled cottage. Back to plane. 00:52 Amelia Earhart sitting outside a house. Walking in field, sitting on plane. Outside a cottage. Reading telegrams. People outside cottage. Large crowd surrounding plane with Earhart standing beside wing. 02:05 Plane being dismantled.