• Short Summary

    Helicopter crashes into sea near Sydney after taking off from naval ship.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Australia".

    Helicopter crashes into sea at Sydney. G/V Australian Navy's new destroyer during her final trials. C/U helicopter taking off from the Australian Navy's ship Gascoigne, camera pans as the helicopter goes over the sea and starts to lose height. L/S helicopter losing height and plunging towards the sea. The helicopter hits the sea, one of the blades breaks off and is hurled a considerable distance, landing in the sea. G/V crash from another angle. C/U helicopter pilot Stanwyck floating in the water. C/U pilot being helped aboard ship. Good views of Sydney Harbour Bridge in background.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1589.03
    Media URN:
    51295
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:44:00 / 01:03:17:00
    Canister:
    59/55

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Australian Navy's new destroyer" - it's the HMAS Vampire.

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