Helicopters 1959-1960

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Ground to air shot of Hiller UH-12E helicopter looking vertically up as it drops a hook. Ms. of helicopter hovering above ground with a man attached to line, releasing himself from a straitjacket. Pan up to helicopter pulling man by feet first. (Orig. Neg.)


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UN 3520 A
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01:30:41:00 / 01:32:27:00
UN 3520 A
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  • The helicopter seen here is a Hiller UH-12E. Reg. No. EI-AKT.

    This film originates from either 1959 or 1960 - the craft was registered with the EI-AKT number on 13 June 1959, but this number was cancelled on 19 December 1960.

    The film shows an escape artist releasing himself from a straitjacket while dangling from the helicopter, a stunt he successfully completes.

    jamied 5th May 2012
  • Interesting - why was the number cancelled?

    British Pathé 1st Jun 2012
  • It was sold abroad, necessitating a new registration number.

    jamied 16th Aug 2012

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