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  • Short Summary

    Passengers and crew pose before boarding first BOAC Comet plane in regular service.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    BOAC Comet in regular service - Heathrow Airport, London.

    Comet airliner is towed across tarmac by tractor. M/S of crew of the plane posing for camera. Ground to air shot of Comet in flight. Passengers climbing steps to plane and posing for photographers. Tail of Comet. More shots of Comet towed by tractor, people boarding plane, plane in flight. Photographers take pictures of stewardess and steward or air captain.

    Mechanics bring fuel pipes towards plane. Air crew squatting under wing of plane. Skymaster aircraft taxiing past. Airfield control post. Crew pose for camera. Air hostess climbs steps to plane, followed by crew. L/S of plane taking off from runway. M/S of 'Comet' on side of plane. Passengers boarding plane and posing on steps.

    Most of this footage is very light.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:23:00 / 01:49:12:00
    UN 2438 A

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