• Short Summary

    The Goodyear airship Europe took to the air again on Thursday(29 June), a little more than two months after the April storm which swept the craft from its moorings and caused it serious damage.

  • Description

    The Goodyear airship Europe took to the air again on Thursday(29 June), a little more than two months after the April storm which swept the craft from its moorings and caused it serious damage.

    The airship has been built at Cardington in the English County of Bedfordshire - home of the ill-fated RIOL.

    The airship has cost a million and quarter pounds to build, and her owners hope to use the craft for advertising, and as an aerial platform for television cameras at major sporting events. There is a suggestion that the airship may be taken to Munich for the 1972 Olympics.

    SYNOPSIS: A moment in April when the builders of the airship Europe saw their dreams destroyed by the fickle winds over central England. The airship had been built at the Cardington works -- home of the ill-fated R101. Just when it was ready to begin earning money for its builders a storm ripped the airship from its moorings and smashed it into a tree.

    This week, just two months later, the airship was once again ready for a test flight. This time newsmen and camera crews were invited to make the trip.

    All clear .... and the airship lifts off.

    The Goodyear Airship has cost a million and a quarter pounds. Its owners hope to use the airship as a platform for advertising, and to carry television cameras to useful vantage points above important sporting fixtures. The craft was to have been used as a television platform above the Epsom Derby in June, but the crash made this impossible. Now, there's a suggestion that the airship may be taken to Munich and moored above the Olympic Games stadium.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5MB7M856PRKWIPD0A8K710CE2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MB7M856PRKWIPD0A8K710CE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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