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Other titles:WESTLAND DRAGONFLY CARRIES OUT AIR-SEA RESCUE [Alternative Title]
Summary: Westland Dragonfly practices techniques for air-sea rescue.
Description: Views from helicopter doorway as a rescue net is lowered to recover ditched pilot, (i) adrift in an inflatable raft, and (ii) floating with lifejacket. LA.MS over a calm sea as Dragonfly 535 approaches with sling lowered to rescue survivor in foreground. Similar sequence - the helicopter uses a trawl net, but misses the floating airman. Shot from aircraft as rescue net is lowered, and airman brought up. Sequence showing the rescue of airman in a liferaft by a sling lowered from Dragonfly - shots include MS of the pick up, CU as the airman arranges the sling and is hoisted up, and CU as sling is fixed to jack point and lowered away from the rescue aircraft. Aerial sequence depicting a helicopter rescue of a survivor drifting unconscious in his lifejacket - aircrewman is lowered to attach a sling and both men are then winched up. CUs of a man afloat in a rubber dinghy, and aerial view as helicopter closes on the liferaft - the survivor paddles languidly with one hand to keep station against the rotor wash.