• Short Summary

    A U.S. bomber which made the first supersonic flight last week across the Atlantic crashed?

  • Description

    A U.S. bomber which made the first supersonic flight last week across the Atlantic crashed after display flying at the Paris Air Show June 3. The crew of three were killed, but they were not the man who flew the bomber - a B-58 Hustler - on its record flight.

    Eyewitnesses said the plane came by a few hundred feet up flying just below the speed of sound and then seemed to roll. Few of the thousands of spectators realised anything was wrong, and turned to watch the next item on the programme.

    A few people at the end of the runaway however, saw a black mushroom of smoke after the aircraft fell in a power dive into a potato field, six miles from the show at le Bourget airport
    Helicopters took off from the airport immediately but found few remains. Police threw a security cordon around the crash area - officials said the plane was still on the secrets list.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VKHYU8HQCASTFV00K2GKMT04
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VKHYU8HQCASTFV00K2GKMT04
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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