• Short Summary

    THE PILOT OF THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT WHICH CRASHED WHILE ON AN EXHIBITION RUN IN THE IVORY COAST SAYS THE ACCIDENT COULD BE PUT DOWN TO THE COST OF EXPERIMENTATION.

  • Description

    1.
    MV & CU HOVERCRAFT PAST (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    MV ONLOOKERS
    0.13

    3.
    LV HELICOPTER PAST
    0.17

    4.
    CU PEOPLE LOOKING IN
    0.21

    5.
    MV HOVERCRAFT ONTO BEACH
    0.29

    6.
    MV PILOT DOWN STAIRS IN HOTEL WITH WALKING-STICK AND PAST
    0.41

    7.
    MV WAVES ON BEACH PAN TO WRECKED HOVERCRAFT
    0.49

    8.
    CU PILOT SPEAKING SOF (FOLLOWING OVERLAID ON SHOTS OF CRASH)
    1.55


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 8: COMMANDER LAMB: "DURING THESE SURF TRAILS WHICH WE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA OF THE LAGOON INITIALLY FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND THEN FINDING GREATER SEAS OFF THE COAST, WE ENCOUNTERED ON THE FRIDAY, ONE WAVE AS WE CAME INTO THE PALM BEACH HOTEL, WHICH WAS MUCH LARGER THEN THE OTHERS. THE CRAFT GRINDING UP THE BEACH, FELL IN THE TROUGH OF THIS WAVE AND WAS POUNDED BY THE BREAKING SURF BEHIND. VERY UNFORTUNATELY THIS PUT OUT THE ENGINE OF THE HOVERCRAFT AND THE CRAFT WAS THEN BROKEN UP BY THE FOLLOWING SEAS. WE ARE NOT VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE WE CAME OUT HERE TO FIND OUT THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS CRAFT AND THIS PART OF THE COST OF EXPERIMENTATION THAT YOU MUST PUT THE CRAFT TO ITS LIMIT BEFORE YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT IT CAN DO. ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT WE'RE GOING BACK WITHOUT THE HOVERCRAFT BUT I HOPE WE'LL BE BACK HERE AGAIN WITH ANOTHER HOVERCRAFT AND A MORE POWERFUL ONE FOR FURTHER TRAILS."




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    Background: THE PILOT OF THE BRITISH HOVERCRAFT WHICH CRASHED WHILE ON AN EXHIBITION RUN IN THE IVORY COAST SAYS THE ACCIDENT COULD BE PUT DOWN TO THE COST OF EXPERIMENTATION. COMMANDER LAMB SAID THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE IVORY COAST DEMONSTRATIONS WAS TO TEST THE VEHICLE UNDER ATLANTIC OCEAN CONDITIONS.

    COMMANDER LAMB SAID THE CRAFT WAS APPROACHING THE BEACH NEAR ABIDJAN WHEN IT FELL INTO AN UNUSUAL TROUGH. THE VEHICLE WAS POUNDED BY THE SURF BREAKING BEHIND THE TROUGH AND THE ENGINES PUT OUT OF ORDER. AFTER THAT THE CRAFT BROKE UP.

    THE COMMANDER AND A PASSENGER WERE INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.

    COMMANDER LAMB DESCRIBED THE CRASH:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAWVW3HNWM8J0KCUZZFN0LF9BZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAWVW3HNWM8J0KCUZZFN0LF9BZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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