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  • Description

    Title reads: "Bird Man tries again".

    Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

    Bird Man Crashes. C/U Emiel Hartman and Flight Lieutenant Angus MacDonald wheeling the Ornithopter (glider with feather wings that flap) out of hanger. Hartman climbs into the Ornithopter. G/V Ornithopter starting to move off. G/V aircraft being towed along the runway, it takes off, the tow line is released. The Ornithopter wobbles along, flying at a low level, the wind catches it and it dives to the ground. C/U Hartman in cockpit talking to MacDonald, despite the crash he is unhurt. C/U wheel with buckled strut on Ornithopter. G/V Ornithopter being pulled back to the hanger by Hartman and MacDonald.

    Hartman's experimental flights are sponsored by the Daily Mail.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    50982
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1599.20
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:32:00 / 01:31:16:00
    Canister:
    59/90
    Sort Number:
    59/090
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    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
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    lecture
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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