• Short Summary

    The brazilian air force staged an air festival at Rio's Copacabana beach consisting of several demonstrations.

  • Description


    Opening Long shot of Copacabana beach



    Opening Long shot of Copacabana beach



    Same from nearer camera position



    Air Force and government officials present at the air festival



    Parachute planes flying over the place



    Parachuters jump. Total of 800 men.



    Flag on top of Copacabana Palace hotel



    Several reaction shots of people watching the show.



    Air force police and other shots of a spectators.



    Helicopter in low flight, close to the beach.



    Several shots of aircraft formations



    Two planes carrying brazilian flag between tehm



    Smoke squad making demonstrations



    Low flying aircraft over the sea.



    Spectators and jets dropping fire bombs on see target



    Cameraman following the jets - other jets dropping fire bombs



    Jets gunning other sea target



    Detail shot of broken window, due to jet and bom blasts



    Other detail shots (after ending of show)



    Long shot of Copacabana Palace hotel



    People leaving the beach, after the show.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The brazilian air force staged an air festival at Rio's Copacabana beach consisting of several demonstrations. Parachuting, jet bombing, etc.

    The result was not a happy one. 3 parachuters got killed due to strangling by the chutes nylon cords. This was motivated by the heavy wind which started blowing precisely at the wrong moment.

    Besides of that, the parachuters came down in the sea, quite far from the beach.

    Other demonstrations were more successful, made by jet planes and other aircraft.

    A huge crowd formed at famous Copacabana beach in order to see the show.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEB42PRO4B0B1RTXH6EMIU62T5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEB42PRO4B0B1RTXH6EMIU62T5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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