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    Off Elba, Italy: GV From ship Italian coast where Comet crashed. Another V Ditto. SV Officials with salvage from crashed Comet. SCU Salvaged wheel of Comet. SCU Lifejacket. SCU Salvage Officer opening Chester Wilmot's bag & handling papers. CU Pan Manuscripts being thumbed through then placed on case.



    England: SCIENTISTS PROBE COMET MYSTERY. Off Elba:- Bodies and belongings picked up on scene of Comet crash are brought ashore for examination. Farnborough:- Royal Aircraft Establishment puts a Comet through vibration tests. Hatfield:- At Dawn, Test pilot Cunningham takes off in Comet II to break Khartoum record. Hatfield, Herts, England GV Dawn, Record run Comet II on tarmac at Hatfield airport. Angle V Pilot, John Cunningham 'CATS EYES' waving goodbye. GV Pan Comet takes off. SCU Pan Timekeeper pan down to stopwatch. GBV Completes takes off.



    ENGLAND: SCIENTISTS PROBE COMET MYSTERY. OFF ELBA:- Bodies and belongings picked up on scene of Comet crash are brought ashore for examining. Farnborough:- Royal Aircraft Establishment puts a Comet through vibration tests. Hatfield:- Test Pilot Cunningham takes off in Come II to break Khartoum record, (at dawn.) Farnborough, England GBV Comet wings undergoing fatigue test. SV Hydraulic rams lifting wing up & down. CU Ditto. GV Ditto. TV Int. Tailplane undergoing vibration test. SCU Ditto. CU Ditto. SCU Operator at controls of vibration machine pan to shadow of vibration process on door. SCU Dr. Walker running finger along crack in tailplane. CU Ditto. SCU Mr. Taylor & Dr. Walker examining crack in metal made on stretching machine. CU Ditto.



    Aviation; Disasters and Accidents; Personalities - Records; John Cunningham (b. 1917), Italy; Great Britain




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    Off Elba

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4JGBRQWX2RWZJYKP0JBG1KFRL
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JGBRQWX2RWZJYKP0JBG1KFRL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1954
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
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    /
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    N/A

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