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  • Short Summary

    A new plane tested in Maine flaps it's wings for takeoff and falls apart!

  • Description

    Full titles read: "BIRD-LIKE PLANE SHAKES TO DEATH - Leo Lesan and Jim Crane get out their Eagle for test at Ellsworth, Maine." (Modern titles.)

    Ellsworth, Maine, United States of America.

    M/S of an aeroplane being wheeled around in a circle on the spot by several men in a field. M/S of two men, presumably Leo Lesan and Jim Crane, standing by their plane; one of them adjusts some of the wing shutters. M/Ss of the plane show the wings flapping up and down, making the whole plane shake about alarmingly! Then it starts to fall apart, but the wings carry on flapping, rather feebly.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    746.25
    Media URN:
    35158
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:57:00 / 01:37:53:00
    Canister:
    G 1546

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