Rural Mail Airborne 1948

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Full title reads: "RURAL MAIL AIRBORNE".

Mudford, Somerset.

Close up shot of Royal Mail van. The mal is being loaded into a Westland Sikorsky S-51 helicopter (BEA). Close up shot of taking another bag and putting in. Helicopter pilot smiling through glass. Helicopter takes off. Helicopter...



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  • The helicopter is a Westland Sikorsky S-51, Reg. No. G-AKCU, operated by British European Airways (BEA).

    This same helicopter also appears in clip 1413.36, where it crashes and is written off (without injuries), in the Croesor Valley, Wales.

    jamied 7th May 2012
  • Further footage of the crash story can be seen in clip 2489.10.

    jamied 7th May 2012
  • Thanks jamied! Appreciated.

    British Pathé 18th Jun 2012

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