• Short Summary

    American helicopters, which continue to play a vital military role in Vietnam, are now applying this versatility to river-to-air transfer of casualties.

  • Description

    (a).
    LS boat underway, -Wild sound
    2 ft

    (b).
    CU's crew, -Wild sound
    4 ft

    (c).
    Skipper calls in helicopter, -Sync sound
    6 ft

    (d).
    Chopper in, drops litter, leaves, -Wild sound
    14 ft

    (e).
    Patient into litter, hook up ready, -Wild sound
    14 ft

    (f).
    Chopper in, lifts litter, flies away, -Wild sound
    24 ft

    (g).
    Boat underway, -Wild sound
    2 ft



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    NOTE TO EDITORS: 66' 16mm colour composite print released NBC-TV, CBS-TV, ABC-TV, UPI-Newsfilm, Telenews and a master and optical track to Deluxe Laboratory.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: American helicopters, which continue to play a vital military role in Vietnam, are now applying this versatility to river-to-air transfer of casualties. A River Patrol Boat continues underway as it calls in an Air Force "Huskie" helicopter (HH-43F) on the Bassac River near Can Tho, in the Mekong Delta. The chopper drops a wire stretcher and flies a short distance away to wait while the injured man is made ready for the lift. The boat continues down river at a speed of more than 15 knots. The helicopter, returning and flying at the same speed as the boat, lowers a line for the lift, hoists the injured man aboard and flies him to the nearest medical facility.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6JJ7YIYLWLLJHOVG7E9V2GX6G
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JJ7YIYLWLLJHOVG7E9V2GX6G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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