• Short Summary

    Helicopter taking off with sacks hanging in a bag & crashing into side of the valley.

  • Description

    Croesor Valley, Festiniog.

    A Westland Sikorsky S-51 helicopter landing in valley watched by people, taking off with sacks hanging in a bag (name on van Mulcaster). People watching, helicopter flying, shepherd watching, dropping sacks, exploding white powder, helicopter the touching ground in the valley, helicopter twisting around and bashing the back of the helicopter on the ground, helicopter crashing, people running to wreck, man explaining incident. (Pilot Dennis Bryan).

    (uncut lav)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2489.10
    Media URN:
    67730
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:30:00 / 01:28:04:00
    Canister:
    UN 2129 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The helicopter is a Westland Sikorsky S-51, Reg. No. G-AKCU.

    The edited version of this story, with a commentary, can be seen in clip 1413.36.

    This helicopter also appears, (under happier circumstances!), in clip 1424.28.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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