Demonstration of how to make an ejection seat in a crashed aircraft safe.
A Meteor crash lands near an airfield and the civil fire brigade arrive on the scene first. There is no fire and they decide not to attempt to rescue the pilot without the necessary knowledge of how to make the ejection seat safe. The RAF rescue team arrive and do the job. An RAF officer then explains to the camera why the film has been made, ie to demonstrate how an ejection seat works and how it can be immobilised. The film includes shots of ejection seat testing, with the first live ejection seat test in 1946. The test pilot who performed this first test says that his major fear is of unqualified people tampering with an ejection seat.