Footage of the rescue mission for the crash of the Imperial Airways Cavalier, United States of America.
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L/S's of the large flying boat the Imperial Airways Cavalier taking to the to the air on a large lake, New York in the United States of America. M/S of a radio operator. L/S of radio mast. The commentator says that due to engine failure the flying boat has crashed in the Atlantic.
L/S of a coastguard seaplane taking-off. Several shots of the large rescue ship - an oil tanker called the 'Esso Baytown'. Good L/S's of the New York skyline as the ship comes in to dock. M/S's of the survivors being led down the ramp of the ship past waiting photographers.