• Short Summary

    In the latest attempt to set a new world record in motorcycle stunt jumps, a New Zealand rider failed, and was seriously injured.

  • Description

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    GV Stuntman Larry Bilton on bike talking to daredevil team member PAN TO DC-3 plane on field, Wellington, New Zealand.
    0.18

    2.
    GV PAN Bilton leaps off ramp, flies across plane and crashes into wing.
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    3.
    SV Bilton's motorcycle and aides rush to injured stuntman.
    0.43


    DAVEY: " Larry Bilton is part of the Daytona Daredevil stunt team which will stage a series of shows around New Zealand from Boxing Day. The group put together a string of daring stunts so that television commercials could be filmed. Larry Bilton's stunt, a jump across the wing span of a old DC-3 - was to be the highlight. He admitted to being scared, as did every other member of the team. To make the jump he had to leave the up-ramp at a hundred kilometres and hour.



    "An ambulance crew went to his aid immediately. Shortly afterwards he was taken to (INDISTINCT) hospital where reports said he is suffering from multiple fractures and has been placed under intensive care. Michael Davey at Mystery Creek."




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    REPORTER: MICHAEL DAVEY

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the latest attempt to set a new world record in motorcycle stunt jumps, a New Zealand rider failed, and was seriously injured. Twenty year old Larry Bilton was trying to leap over a DC-3 aircraft near Wellington on Monday (20 November). But his motorcycle crashed onto the wing of the aircraft, flinging Bilton and his cycle onto the ground. Michael Davey of Television One in New Zealand reports.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB7X7K0WX0CVBPICR366KMO43F
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7X7K0WX0CVBPICR366KMO43F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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