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  • Description

    Passenger aircraft (Trans World America) is prepared for take-off at London Airport (Heathrow ?).

    L/S Aircraft taxing after landing. L/S Clock showing 9.30. L/S Various trucks converging on aircraft. C/U Refuelling truck passing camera. M/S Passengers alighting. C/U Hand putting in plug between wheels. M/S Mechanic dragging refuelling pipe past camera. M/S Another mechanic taking fuel line under plane. M/S Mechanic on wing refuelling. C/U Fuel capacity indicator registering. M/S Mechanic inspecting engine. L/S Mechanic climbing ladder. M/S Cleaner collecting papers, etc. from inside plane. C/U Taking paper off chair. C/U Cleaner dusting seats. C/U Cleaner putting chair cover on. M/S Crew checking landing gear. looking into engine cowling.

    M/S of man checking tyres. M/S Mechanic cleaning fuselage. M/S Another angle, mechanic cleaning fuselage. M/S One of crew checking petrol for water content. C/U Cleaner removing bedding. C/U Cleaner converting beds into seats. M/S Cleaner closing bed up onto roof. M/S Aerodrome clock reading twenty to ten. M/S Crew going through door. M/S Crew entering Operations room. C/U One of crew talking to Operating Officer. M/S Cleaner hands down food container, it is taken by porter and stacked with others. M/S Mechanic removing refuelling pipe.

    M/S One of crew walking along wing with dipstick. C/U Checking fuel. C/U Another angle, checking fuel. C/U Steward inside aircraft filling towel rack, etc. C/U Clock, ten to ten. L/S More food containers leaving plane. M/S Mechanic unscrewing air line. M/S French food containers going into plane. C/U Pushing container into aircraft. C/U Food containers coming up gangway. C/U Hostess checking contents of food container M/S Mechanics taking back fuel line from plane. M/S Mechanics taking ladder away from engine. M/S Passengers going aboard plane.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:59:00 / 01:32:55:00
    NP 392
    Sort Number:
    NP 392
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry Religion & Politics
    Airline Air hostess Transparent Heathrow constellation TWA History Museum TWA
  • Stills

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

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