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  • Description

    A "News in Flashes" story.

    HELICOPTER CARRIES CAR TO SOLVE TRAFFIC PROBLEM, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads: "USA"

    Various L/Ss Sikorsky S-60, a prototype flying crane in flight with a car suspended from its undercarriage. L/S from the ground as the helicopter goes over carrying the car. L/S helicopter coming in to land, it touches down. Angle shot car after having been released from hovering helicopter, it drives off.

    The purpose of the test is to see how much the helicopter can carry.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    52907
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1703.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:16:20:00
    Canister:
    59/93
    Sort Number:
    59/093
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Connecticut 1950s and 1960s
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This aircraft is the Sikorsky S-60, a prototype flying crane. It was the only example of its type ever built.

    It is likely that the demo is taking place at Sikorsky Aircraft's Head Office in Stratford, Connecticut.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much for this.

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