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  • Short Summary

    American Navy man lifted into the air when airship Akron lifts off.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "California. A Drama of the Sky. One saved & 2 lost of mooring crew carried aloft at start of Akron's transcontinental flight."

    California, United States of America.

    The American navy airship Akron floats above the camera.

    Aerial view on a level with the airship.

    Scenes of accident at take off when some of the men holding the mooring rope are pulled up into the air as the airship rises.

    Shot from airship of the men dangling below.

    Shot of the one man hanging on, high above the ground.

    Shot of the airship.

    The man hanging on is raised into the airship.

    The lucky navy man sits inside the airship.

    The lucky survivor and another officer give an interview (no sound).

    C/U survivor.

    Sound Track Missing

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.36
    Media URN:
    5015
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:43:00 / 01:47:42:00
    Canister:
    32/42

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The lucky survivor here was Charles "Bud" Cowart.

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