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Title:BITS OF OUR AIRCRAFT ARE MISSING [Main Title]
Film Number:AMY 73
Summary: Story warns public against interfering with aircraft wreckage.
Description: A "Marlborough" plane crashes and the RAF Accident Investigation Branch arrives to examine the wreckage, too late however to prevent inquisitive locals from satisfying their curiosity on the site. Meanwhile the crew of another Marlborough are granted ten days leave which they spend in different ways, John the pilot celebrating his engagement to his CO's daughter Joan, a newly married airman returning to his wife to wash dishes and another to wash babies, and the Canadian crew member entertaining a fast lady in a night club. No structural fault having been found in the Marlborough series by the time John's leave ends, the crew take off on a mission and crash. The investigators arrive on the scene, discover that a bit of aircraft wreckage is missing and after a fruitless search fortuitously discover the spar with a hinge bracket being used on a rabbit hutch. Fatigue failure is confirmed and a check ordered on all other Marlboroughs. Meanwhile John, the sole survivor of an accident that need never have occurred, lies in hospital "crippled for life by his own countrymen".
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
Gaumont British Instructional (Production company)
Sidney, Basil (Production cast)
Roc, Patricia (Production cast)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Accident Investigation Branch (regiment/service)
Keywords: propaganda, British - practical (object name)
recreation, British air - casual (object name)
society, British air - domestic (object name)
GB, England (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1903 ft; Running time: 22 mins