Welsh Airlift Ends In Crash 1949

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Full title reads: "Welsh Airlift Ends In Crash (Exclusive)".

Croesor Valley, Ffestiniog, Wales. A helicopter crashes while lifting cement to mend a Welsh dam.

MV Sikorsky S-51 helicopter flying in mountains with cement load swinging. MV mountains showing the Croesor dam and helicopter...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
46039
Sort Number:
49/043
Time in/Out:
01:51:09:00 / 01:52:33:00
Canister:
49/43
Film ID:
1413.36
Issue Date:
30/05/1949

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  • The helicopter's Reg. No. was G-AKCU.

    jamied 16th Mar 2012
  • The craft was being operated by British European Airways (BEA). Aviation records record this helicopter as "Crashed 24/5/49. Written Off".

    "Festiniog" should read "Ffestiniog".

    jamied 7th May 2012
  • This helicopter also appears, (under happier circumstances!), in clip 1424.28.

    jamied 7th May 2012
  • More footage for this story can be seen in clip 2489.10.

    jamied 7th May 2012
  • Thanks. Some interesting information!

    British Pathé 18th Jun 2012

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