• Short Summary

    A weather plane disappears at sea - a big hunt is set in train.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Weather Plane Lost. Giant Air Search Answers SOS".

    Eval, Cornwall and the Atlantic.

    LV Towards and pan Lancaster aircraft airborne from take-off. SV Meteorological experts looking at birograph in met. section. SV Meteorological people outside. Releases balloon pan up to balloon. LV Air to air, Lancaster in flight, over sea. MV Lancaster in flight over sea. LV Low-flying Lancaster over sea. SV Top view, low-flying Lancaster. SV Radio operator in aircraft, looking through window.

    MS man selling newspapers. Headline. Atlantic SOS - Weather plane is missing.

    MV Airborne lifeboat mark 3 being towed into hangar for attachment to rescue aircraft. MV crew in briefing room - briefing officer pointing to area of search. CU Air crew officer. SV Pointer on map showing search area. CU Air crew officer with moustache. SV Towards Lancaster aircraft with airborne lifeboat mark 3 suspended from fuselage being towed from hangar. SV Aircraft slung under fuselage of plane. CU Front view of lifeboat under fuselage. Two mechanics making adjustment to parachute line. MV Pan air crew boarding Lancaster aircraft. CU Air crew boarding aircraft. GV Exterior of control tower. Airmen on roof giving signal for aircraft to take off. SV Pan Lancaster climbing after take-off. MV Towards and pan Lancaster aircraft starts to climb after take off. LV aerial, Cornish coastline as aircraft flies out to sea. SV Lancaster in flight. CU Air crew man looking from aircraft window. LV Lancaster aircraft in flight over sea, passes over ship. MV Semi-top view, Lancaster flying over sea. CU Air crew member looking from window of aircraft. LV wide expanse of desolate sea.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:20:00 / 01:50:14:00

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