C 46 plane passes 'dead engine' test and Sikorsky helicopter approved for passenger service.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Flash frame American newsreel titles read: 'C46 PASSES "DEAD ENGINE" SAFETY TEST'.
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.
Air to air shots of C 46 plane in flight. M/S of sandbags in plane, bringing the load to 3000 lb over the limit. M/S of pilot at controls. C/U of pilot's hand levering controls. Air to air shot as one engine is cut dead in flight. L/S of plane with one engine dead landing.
Intertitles read: '1st 'COPTER OK'd FOR SCHEDULED AIR SERVICE'.
M/S of helicopter builder Igor Sikorsky receiving certificate of air worthiness after his Sikorsky S 55 helicopter has been approved for scheduled airline passenger service. C/U of certificate. M/S of Sikorsky bidding pilot Jim Shuder good flying.
M/S Shuder closing cockpit. Several shots of helicopter in flight. C/U of Sikorsky looking up. L/S of helicopter landing on top of chimney.