• Short Summary

    All 18 people aboard an Olympic Airways twin-engined Dakota were killed last night when the plane crashed on the mountain-top of a hill near Tanagra village.

  • Description

    1.
    General view of the mountain hill where the accident occurred.


    2.
    Gendarmes trying to locate the corpses of the passengers; they are all carbonized and unidentified.


    3.
    Various shots of the debris of the plane, the burnt engines, etc.


    4.
    Other views with people examining the causes of the crash.


    5.
    Corpses and other personal effects of the passengers.


    6.
    Coffins waiting for the corpses (if identified).


    7.
    General view of the Drapalassa mountain where the accident occurred.


    8.
    The Dakota's wing found some two miles far off the accident and in the background the mountain-top where the crashed plane.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: All 18 people aboard an Olympic Airways twin-engined Dakota were killed last night when the plane crashed on the mountain-top of a hill near Tanagra village. Attica, some 35 miles off Athens. The plane crashed just 8 minutes after its take-off from Athens airport on its way to Salonika. The aircraft had 15 passengers and a crew of three. All passengers were Greek except two Austrians, Krahner and Kouzisky, both mine specialists. An investigating committee headed by the director of the Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Communications Mr. Dukas, rushed on the spot immediately to ascertain the cause of the accident. This is the first air accident since 1949, when in the very same place 18 more people were killed on another Dakota.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1Z8XI5SVQQKZHB7QX02CHQMDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Z8XI5SVQQKZHB7QX02CHQMDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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