The trailer carrying Donald Campbell's car, the Bluebird was bogged for several hours on LAKE EYRE today.
W.A. PARTY INSPECTING SURFACE OF LAKE
OPERATIONS MANAGER (ANDREW MUSTARD) (BEARD, DARK GLASSES)
MUSTARD EXAMINES SALT FRAGMENTS
TRACKING SHOTS VARIOUS
ARRIVAL SURVEY VEHICLE AT WEAK SPOT ON LAKE. (A WORK TRUCK BROKE THROUGH THE SURFACE HERE DURING EARLY PREPARATIONS)
EXAMINATION OF WEAK SPOT
CU HAND PROBING DEPTH OF GOO BENEATH SALT SURFACE
W.A. PREPARATION BLUEBIRD 'IGLOO' ON LAKE BED. (BLUEBIRD WAS MOVED TO THIS FORWARD BASE YESTERDAY, (SUNDAY), AND IS NOW THERE UNDER WRAPS.
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Background: The trailer carrying Donald Campbell's car, the Bluebird was bogged for several hours on LAKE EYRE today.
The trailer's wheels broke through the salt crust as the Bluebird was being taken from MULOORINA homestead to a camp established on the Lake about thirty-miles away.
A large team of army, police and other people associated with the attempt on the world land speed record spent most of this afternoon getting the trailer clear.
Donald Campbell flew over LAKE EYRE today.
He later flew back to ADELAIDE but is due to return to the Lake on Tuesday for the first trial run.
An A.B.C. correspondent says there is not water on the lake. One section is a little damp.