Three sailors are accidentally yanked into the air while trying to help secure the dirigible, USS Akron
San Diego California USA Date:1932, May 11 Duration:24 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The USS Akron (ZRS-4) over Camp Kearny, near San Diego, California,docking to refuel. A large group of sailors hold on to cables lowered from the USS Akron. They are being dragged by the dirigible as they try to arrest it, unsuccessfully. All the sailors let go of the cables, except three, who are pulled into the air. One of the dangling sailore, Robert H. Edsall, falls to his death. Moments later, Sailor, Nigel M. Henton, also loses his grip and falls. The third sailor, Charles Cowart, ties himself to the cable and is seen being pulled close to the USS Akron.
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