• Short Summary

    A DEMONSTRATION OF FIGHTING AIRCRAFT FIRES WAS GIVEN TODAY (TUESDAY) AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT NEAR PARIS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV LINE UP OF FIRE ENGINES
    0.06

    2.
    GV AEROPLANE ON FIRE
    0.13

    3.
    SV PAN FIRE ENGINE ARRIVES - SHOOTS POWDER AND FOAM
    0.17

    4.
    SV FIREMEN OPERATE NOZZLE GUNS
    0.20

    5.
    LV FIGHTING FIRE CONTINUES
    0.27

    6.
    GV SAME
    0.34

    7.
    CU TWO FIREMEN AT WORK
    0.40

    8.
    GV SAME
    0.45

    9.
    GV FOAM PLAYED ONTO SKELTON OF PLANE
    0.49

    10.
    SV PAN FOAM GUN AT WORK
    0.55

    11.
    GV AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE
    1.00

    12.
    SV FIREMEN EXTINGUISH
    1.04

    13.
    GV OBSERVERS WATCH
    1.09



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A DEMONSTRATION OF FIGHTING AIRCRAFT FIRES WAS GIVEN TODAY (TUESDAY) AT LE BOURGET AIRPORT NEAR PARIS.

    BEFORE FIRE CHIEFS AND INVITED NEWSMEN, AN OBSOLETE AIRCRAFT WAS SET ABLAZE. AS A BLACK PALL OF SMOKE AND FLAMES ROSE IN THE SKY, A CRASH TENDER RACED TO THE BLAZE AND WITH ITS HIGH PRESSURE NOZZLE GUNS SQUIRTED OVER IT A BLANKET OF A NEW FIRE-FIGHTING POWDER PRODUCT COMPOSED OF DRY CHEMICALS.

    AS WELL AS THE POWDER, FOAM WAS ALSO SHOT ON THE BLAZING AIRCRAFT. THE "FIRE POWER" OF THE NOZZLE GUNS GIVES THEM A RANGE OF NEARLY 200 FEET (60 METRES). ONLY TWO FIREMEN ARE REQUIRED TO WORK THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7J9UH45FVXQX4P25XZ7BIXP7X
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J9UH45FVXQX4P25XZ7BIXP7X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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