• Short Summary

    Comet aircraft are built, tested and flown after government loan has been repaid.

  • Description

    Titles read: "COMETS NOW SHOW PROFIT".

    Hatfield.

    Air to air shots of Comet aeroplane of Mexicano Airways.

    Various shots of Comets under construction and men at work on aircraft production at Hatfield. Fuselage of a Comet is taken to another hangar. Commentator talks of the £4 million Government loan used to establish the Comet has been repaid in full.

    Several shots show salvage vessels at sea lifting the wreckage of a crashed Comet off the coast of Elba eight years before.

    Air to ground shot of a Comet in a water tank in Farnborough, being covered with water in tests. Another comet undergoes vibration tests on the wings. Men examine damage to Comet's fuselage after the water test. C/U of the damaged section.

    Air to air shots of Comet 4 of Olympic Airways. Inside we see an air hostess / stewardess serving drinks to people on board.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1723.37
    Media URN:
    53522
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:26:00 / 01:46:44:00
    Canister:
    62/67

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