• Short Summary

    Helicopter flies carrying car as test to see how much it can weigh.

  • Description

    A "News in Flashes" story.

    HELICOPTER CARRIES CAR TO SOLVE TRAFFIC PROBLEM, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads: "USA"

    Various L/Ss Sikorsky S-60, a prototype flying crane in flight with a car suspended from its undercarriage. L/S from the ground as the helicopter goes over carrying the car. L/S helicopter coming in to land, it touches down. Angle shot car after having been released from hovering helicopter, it drives off.

    The purpose of the test is to see how much the helicopter can carry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1703.13
    Media URN:
    52907
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:16:20:00
    Canister:
    59/93

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This aircraft is the Sikorsky S-60, a prototype flying crane. It was the only example of its type ever built.

    It is likely that the demo is taking place at Sikorsky Aircraft's Head Office in Stratford, Connecticut.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much for this.

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