• Short Summary

    Demonstration of how a helicopter can be used to assist rescuers of burning planes. Luton.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Copter for 'plane fires.

    Luton airport, Bedfordshire.

    M/S An old BAC Jet Provost aeroplane burning. M/S officials and press watching the demonstration. M/S plane on fire. M/S rescue helicopter flying to burning plane, the rescue team get out beside the plane and run towards it to rescue pilot. M/S as the helicopter rises and creates down draught with its rotor blades to fan flames away. C/U rescue team opening cockpit, which is still burning fiercely.

    M/S of helicopter hovering in air making down draught. M/S rescuers putting dummy injured pilot into helicopter. C/U fireman at controls switching on foam to put burning plane out. M/S as helicopter flies away with injured pilot whilst firemen put out burning plane with foam.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1678.10
    Media URN:
    52582
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1960
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:00:00 / 01:15:05:00
    Canister:
    60/36

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "MS dummy aeroplane burning" - actually it's a genuine aeroplane, an old BAC Jet Provost.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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