DC-3 Aircraft facilitate mining of gold at Siuna, deep in the interior of Nicaragua.
Siuna Nicaragua Date:1946, December 23 Duration:1 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Gold mining operations at Siuna deep in the interior of Nicaragua, are supported by DC-3 aircraft. DC-3 on a field is being loaded with food and supplies from ox cart. The aircraft is fitted with JATO (Jet assisted takeoff) units. Plane taxis and makes jet-assisted take off, at a steep angle. Spectators watch the aircraft. View of pilots in the cockpit. Aerial view of the Siuna mining site. View from ground of DC-3 Aircraft landing on dirt strip at the mine site. Steam shovel filling a dump truck with gold-bearing ore. Views of the ore processing plant and operations. A 50-lb gold brick is boxed for aerial shipment. DC-3 departs the mining site using JATO.
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