• Short Summary

    Visnews film shows the tragic scene shortly after the Trans-World Airlines "Super Constellation" crashed near Milan, June 26, after apparently being struck by lightning.

  • Description

    Visnews film shows the tragic scene shortly after the Trans-World Airlines "Super Constellation" crashed near Milan, June 26, after apparently being struck by lightning.

    All the passengers and crew, totalling 68, lost their lives. Bodies retrieved from the wreckage were badly burned.

    Eye-witnesses said they saw the airliner hit by a streak of lightning and begin to disintegrate, crashing to the ground in flames. The wreckage was scattered over a wide area, the fuselage hitting the ground close to a farm-house. Rescue and fire-fighting operations were carried out in torrential rain.

    The crash is believed to be the worst in Italy's aviation history. It was the first major air disaster there since an Italian fighter collided with a "Viscount" in mid-air over Anzio last October, killing all 31 passengers and crew of the airliner.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GO9K57OKJ7VSDEFWXNBCX7EM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GO9K57OKJ7VSDEFWXNBCX7EM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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