• Short Summary

    Pictures show that extensive tests were carried out to solve mystery of crashed Comet airliner.

  • Description

    London & Farnborough.

    SV Comet taxiing towards. CU name "Comet" (library). SV documents being carried into Church House, Westminster, London. SV pan, other documents being carried into Church House. SCU pan, Mr Bishop, designer of Comet, entering. SV Air Commodore A. Wheeler. SCU pan, Sir William Farren. GV & SCU Comet "Yoke Peter" being serviced at Rome. AS Yoke Peter on tail. CU pilot's hand on controls. SV pan, Yoke Peter taking off. GV Naval craft rushing to scene of disaster. SV marker being dropped. CU signaller. LV destroyer. SV salvage ship over scene of accident. SV pan, sea. LV salvage vessel lifting wreckage from sea. SCU wreckage coming up. CU wreckage being landed on deck. SV experts examining wreckage on salvage vessel. CU part of wreckage. SCU experts examining. SC wreckage (library). LV "Yoke Uncle" going onto base of tank at Royal Aeronautical Establishment, Farnborough. SCU pan, "Yoke Uncle" going onto base of tank. LV building tank around plane. SCU & CU ballast being put inside. Air view, plane in tank, reservoir in background. CU & SV water pouring into tank. Air view, plane in tank, reservoir in background. SV hydraulic jacks moving wings up and down. CU jacks. SV wings moving up and down. SV & SCU experts examining crack on side of Comet. CU & BCU piece of twisted metal. Air to air - Comets II and III in flight. SV passengers in Comet. Air to air - Comet III.

    (Lib.) (Orig.Neg. & F.G.) (Orig.J.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    252.20
    Media URN:
    30149
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:45:00 / 01:40:20:00
    Canister:
    54/83

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