By Plane To The South Pole 1928

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    Full titles read: "By 'Plane to the South Pole - Cmdr. Byrd's great tri-motored metal 'plane... for his Antarctic Expedition... makes fine first flight."

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    M/S shows a Ford Trimotor aeroplane being wheeled across the tarmac outside an aircraft carrier. Commander Byrd and another man pose outside the plane in their flying gear and goggles, then get inside.

    L/S of the plane taking off. Air to air shot of the plane in flight.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:41:00 / 01:51:37:00
    G 1493
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    G 1493
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  • The aircraft seen is a Ford Trimotor, Reg. NO. NX4542, named "Floyd Bennett".

    It has been preserved, and is now displayed at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

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