The VHS of the footage (which we made available online, as seen above, with the help of my husband, Chico Eastridge) was recently donated to the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.
Via the Associated Press:
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is featuring recently discovered film footage taken 50 years ago by recovery workers at a plane crash site on Moose Mountain, the state’s deadliest air crash.
The museum based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry gave a presentation Saturday (Nov. 10) in remembrance of the Oct. 25, 1968, crash. Thirty-two people died and 10 survived in the Northeast Airlines crash, which happened on the passenger plane’s approach to Lebanon Municipal Airport.
Speakers included Jeff Rapsis, the museum’s executive director and son of Capt. John A. Rapsis, the pilot of Northeast Flight 946 who was among those lost in the crash.
The footage was provided to a former Valley News sports editor who wrote a series of stories marking the 40th anniversary of the crash.