• Short Summary

    THE GRISLY BUSINESS OF IDENTIFYING THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT PEOPLE KILLED IN YESTERDAY'S AIR CANADA CRASH GOT UNDER WAY TODAY.

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    THE GRISLY BUSINESS OF IDENTIFYING THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT PEOPLE KILLED IN YESTERDAY'S AIR CANADA CRASH GOT UNDER WAY TODAY. IT'S BEING DONE IN TWO AREAS... THE FIRST AT THE CRASH SITE WHERE THE REMAINS OF BODIES AND PERSONAL AFFECTS ARE BEING COLLECTED...AND THE SECOND, TWO MILES AWAY AT THE WOODBRIDGE ARENA WHICH HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A TEMPORARY MORGUE.

    THE SUPER DC-EIGHT CRASHED TWO HUNDRED FEET FROM A FARMHOUSE, AND THREE AND THREE QUARTER MILES NORTH OF TORONTO'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. AIR CANADA TODAY COMPLETED NOTIFYING NEXT OF KIN. OF THE SEVENTY-FOUR CANADIANS ON BOARD, SEVENTY-ONE WERE FROM THE MONTREAL ISLAND AREA ... TWO WERE FROM THE REST OF QUEBEC, AND ONE WAS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA. MEMBERS OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH ARE BEING VACCINATED AGAINST INFECTION. INSPECTOR FRED BLUCHER, OF THE O.P.P., EXPLAINS WHAT HIS MEN WERE DOING TODAY:
    IDENTIFICATION OF THE PASSENGERS WILL BE SLOW PROCESS, AND THOSE INVOLVED SAY ONLY HALF WILL BE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED. TO HELP IN THE SORTING OUT, X-RAY MACHINES, AUTOPSY TOOLS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT WAS BROUGHT INTO THE WOODBRIDGE ARENA WHERE THE BODIES ARE BEING STORED. AIR CANADA WILL FLY, FREE OF CHARGE, RELATIVES OF THE DEAD TO MAKE POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION. OTHERS WILL BE ASKED TO SEND IN INFORMATION ON CLOTHES, DENTAL WORK, SURGICAL SCARS AND OTHER POSSIBLE IDENTIFYING FEATURES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1LU8T0L9KEYK4XY5ZCFDQEH30
    Media URN:
    VLVA1LU8T0L9KEYK4XY5ZCFDQEH30
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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