• Short Summary

    Passengers board an aircraft bound for Cairo at Croydon.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Air service to India daily soon!. Captain Hinchcliffe - piloting new Havilland for Cairo - Karachi service - leaves with 7 passengers, including 5 women."

    Croydon, London

    M/S of passengers, men and women, boarding an aircraft, a three engined De Havilland DH.66 Hercules. Some pose before boarding. There are small steps by the door of the aircraft, which has Imperial Airways on it. It taxis across the airfield, and takes off.

    Note: Early days for passenger air services.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    670.34
    Media URN:
    32969
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:17:00 / 01:48:24:00
    Canister:
    G 1375

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The pilot's full name is Captain Walter Hinchcliffe.

    Imperial Airways was an early British commercial air transport company.

    The plane being flown is a de Havilland DH.66 Hercules, Registration Number G-EBMZ.

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