• Short Summary

    A death toll of 100, believed to be mainly women and children, could still not be confirmed many hours after a British charter aircraft crashed near Basle Airport on Tuesday (April 10).

  • Description

    A death toll of 100, believed to be mainly women and children, could still not be confirmed many hours after a British charter aircraft crashed near Basle Airport on Tuesday (April 10).

    The aircraft, a four engined Viscount owned by Invicta Travel of London, plummeted down on its back, exploded and burst into flames after its wing tip struck a tree, according to one of the survivors.

    Driving snow and thick fog hindered rescue operations. The flight was from bristol in the west of England. The passengers were on a one-day excursion to a trade fair in Basle. The plane's owners said there were 35 survivors out of 139 passengers and six crew. These figures had not been confirmed.

    Most of the passengers were from three small English villages.

    One of the survivors told reporters what had happened.:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1W7G203WGJ03A33Q3SY3XXNBR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W7G203WGJ03A33Q3SY3XXNBR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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