Comets undergo tests after the loss of lives due to a crash off the island of Elba.
FUTURE OF THE COMET. COMET 11 LEAVES FOR RECORD RUN.
Mediterranean Sea, Farnborough, Hatfield.
SV. Pan, Comet moving towards camera. CU. Name "Comet". LV. Comet being serviced on Rome airfield. SV. Mechanics climbing into air intake of jet motors. Angle shot: Tail Reg. Mark - G-ALYP. CU. Jet motor starting. CU. Pilot's hands on controls. SV. Pan, Comet taking off. CU. Pilot hands on control. Air to Air, Comet in flight. Air to air, nearer shot, Comet in flight. LV. Comet climbing through clouds.
SV. Mediterranean Sea off Elba. LV. Italian escort vessel "Pomona". CU. Italian naval ratings present arms. STV. Italian naval ratings throwing wreathes overboard. GV. Comets being inspected in factory. SV. CU. Mechanics working on jet engine. GTV. Int: Plane wing undergoing vibration test in the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough. SV. SCU. CU. Wing being vibrated. SV. Technician at controls CU. Wave form on scanning screen. SC. Dr. P. B. Walker examining section of wing which has been damaged under vibration. CU. Damage. GV. Exterior, Comet being tested by hydraulic jacks under wings. & S.V. SCU. Wing under test. SV. Control hut by nose of Comet. SV. Interior: Man at controls adjusting hydraulic pressure. SV. Other being tested under pressure. SV. Jacks under wings. CU. Jack being extended. LV. Comet wings under test.
LV. People on Hatfield aerodrome, pan to Comet being prepared at dawn for record breaking flight to Khartoum. CU. Nose of Comet. LV. John Cunningham walking up to mike. SV. Parsons interviewing Cunningham: "Can you tell us how much you will clip off the record.....". LV. Cunningham boarding Comet. SV. Cunningham waving from top of gangway. Dawn shot. GV. Pan, Comet taking off. (Very good shot).
(Orig. Neg. & Lav.) (Orig. F.) Cuts exist - see separate record.