• Short Summary

    The death toll in the JAL air disaster near New Deli ha risen to 85.?

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    1.
    GV wreckage


    2.
    Semi-View JAL tailplane


    3.
    Wheels of plane


    4.
    Dead body of pilot


    5.
    Various gruesome shots dead passengers and crew


    6.
    Fire trucks at crash scene


    7.
    Firemen unrolling hosepipes


    8.
    Firemen shovelling earth on still-smouldering wreckage


    9.
    Customs inspecting scattered baggage (they never miss ayetrick, Delhiwiso, not even who You're dead).


    10.
    GV of wreckage.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The death toll in the JAL air disaster near New Deli ha risen to 85. One of the five survivors, an 11 year old Swedish girl, died in hospital several hours after being found among the wreckage scattered over two miles of arid countryside close to the River Jumna. Experts now on the scene are still trying to determine the cause of the crash; villagers who saw the plane come down -- apparently in flames -- thought the pilot was trying to reach an area of flat ground close to a dam across the river.

    The body of the pilot was among the first to be identified. Many others were burned beyond recognition. They are still being collected from the shouldering wreckage and taken to a nearby school house converted into a temporary mortuary. Firemen searched the wreckage hopelessly throughout the night for further survivors. The handful who managed to live through the crash had already been found and taken to hospital. Customs officers checked baggage scattered across the fields and preparations were made to examine all wreckage by an investigatory team flown down from Tokyo. Japan Air Lines have since announced that sabotage is not suspected.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KPQBFKZPSSZMESYHO5HZ88AI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KPQBFKZPSSZMESYHO5HZ88AI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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