• Short Summary

    Demonstration of new equipment which will help save pilots' lives. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Keep calm and live.

    New ideas to save crews of ditched helicopters. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

    Library footage Scimitar aeroplane coming into land on H.M.S. 'Victorious' and touching down. The arrester gear fails and plane goes on and into the sea. M/S plane in sea with pilot still in cockpit unable to get out. M/S helicopters attempting rescue, they were unsuccessful and the pilot was drowned.

    M/S water tank at H.M.S. 'Vernon'. M/S box simulating helicopter fuselage being lowered into water. A man emerges from door in fuselage and swims to the side. C/U as he climbs up ladder from tank. M/S of the fuselage turning over in the water again, the hatch opens and pilot gets out. M/S airman in cockpit. C/U as he fits oxygen mask. M/S cockpit being closed. M/S frogman jumping into the tank. M/S of the cockpit being lowered into the tank. Underwater scenes as cockpit flips up and pilot swims out with frogman. M/S as they reach the surface, and dinghy attached to pilot inflates.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:47:00 / 01:41:14:00

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