• Short Summary

    81 PEOPLE JUMPED TO SAFETY THROUGH BLAZING HATCHES AND BROKEN WINDOWS TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN AN INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION CARAVELLE JET CRASHED AND CAUGHT FIRE ON LANDING AT DELHI AIRPORT.

  • Description

    81 PEOPLE JUMPED TO SAFETY THROUGH BLAZING HATCHES AND BROKEN WINDOWS TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN AN INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION CARAVELLE JET CRASHED AND CAUGHT FIRE ON LANDING AT DELHI AIRPORT.

    NO ONE WAS KILLED BUT 10 PEOPLE SUFFERED BURNS. SIX WERE SENT TO HOSPITAL WHERE THEY WERE LATER SAID TO BE IN NO DANGER.

    THE AIRCRAFT, LANDING IN DARKNESS, HIT AN EIGHT--FOOT CONCRETE POLE JUST BEFORE THE RUNWAY, THEN JUMPED TWO DITCHES AND HIT A LANDING LIGHT. THE WHEELS BROKE OFF AND THE CARAVELLE SKIDDED 30 YARDS (METRES) ON ITS BELLY BEFORE COMING TO A STOP WITH FLAMES LICKING UP FROM THE TAIL.

    AN INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION STATEMENT SAID TONIGHT THAT PANIC PREVAILED THE BLAZING AIRLINER AND SOME PASSENGERS STARTED HITTING THE CABIN CREW IN THEIR FRENZY. BUT EVACUATION WAS COMPLETED IN FIVE MINUTES BECAUSE OF THE TACT AND PRESENCE OF MIND OF TWO OF THE AIRCRAFT'S HOSTESSES, THE STATEMENT ADDED.

    INDIAN AIRLINES CORPORATION RUNS SHORT-HAUL FLIGHTS INSIDE INDIA AND TO NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES WHILE AIR INDIA OPERATES LONG-DISTANCE FLIGHTS. BOTH ARE STATE-OWNED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AZOUBNWCX0XHULSWKCEEN2WU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AZOUBNWCX0XHULSWKCEEN2WU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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