• Short Summary

    The inaugural service of bristol Britannia Turbo-Propeller airliner on England-India-Japan route touched Palam Airport of Delhi, at 9.35 P.

  • Description


    Reel 1.


    1.
    MS BOAC traffic counter at the Palam Airport


    2.
    LMS BOAC traffic counter at the Palam including a portion of the hall and two Indian ladies sitting in a sofa


    3.
    LMS Britannia taxying in the airfield


    4.
    LMS Britannia taxying in the airfield rear end


    5.
    MS Stairs being taken toward the plane - gangway


    6.
    MS Some crew and passengers alighting


    7.
    MS Some passengers alighting


    8.
    MS Some passengers alighting and alighted including closer shots


    9.
    MS Front portion (cockpit) of the plane bearing name BITANNIA, and the Captain standing by the exit door of his cabin


    10.
    MS Front portion (cockpit) of the plane bearing name BITANNIA, and the Captain standing by the exit door of his cabin but excluding the captain etc. 10 A LMS Propeller side UK flag painted


    11.
    In checking and refuelling operation, a Sikh (with turban) operator busy at work, once looking at the camera


    12.
    LMS The above operations


    13.
    MS An Indian family sitting in the sofas in the hall



    Reel 2.


    1.
    MS Some Indian women and boys heading up the gangway


    2.
    MS Amidst the large number of watchers a Sikh boy with turbon in a jovial mood


    3.
    MS Mixed crowd of Indians and foreigners


    4.
    MS Passengers heading up the gangway


    5.
    CMS In the pilots cabin, the pilots preparing for the take off


    6.
    MS A section of passengers in their seats in the special class; most of them are young boys


    7.
    MS A section of passengers in their seats in the special class; said to be going to visit Tokyo


    8.
    CMS A passenger in his seat by a window writing


    9.
    LMS Passengers in their seats, hostess and some other crew included


    10.
    MS Crew by the exit


    11.
    CS Toylet cabin


    12.
    LS The plane takes off




    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The inaugural service of bristol Britannia Turbo-Propeller airliner on England-India-Japan route touched Palam Airport of Delhi, at 9.35 P.M., about 45 minutes behind schedule, on 21st July 1957 and took off after 40 minutes for onward flight to Tokyo including stops at one more Indian airport, Dumdum of Calcutta, Rangoon, Bangkok and Hongkong. Several enthusiasts waited at the airport to see this new plane of British Overseas Airways Corporation, replacing the Constellation and Argonaut aircraft which the corporation now uses on its first class and tourist flights through Delhi and Calcutta on the Far Eastern run. The film shows:-

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YPCM455IYWRG1S88R3I47K44
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YPCM455IYWRG1S88R3I47K44
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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