• Short Summary

    C 46 plane passes 'dead engine' test and Sikorsky helicopter approved for passenger service.

  • Description

    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'.

    Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:24:00 / 01:11:40:00
    UN 2426 D

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