• Short Summary

    A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION BY THE UNITED STATES CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD HAS SO FAR FAILED TO REVEAL WHY A SECTION OF AN AIRLINER WAS BLOWN OUT BY EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION ON FRIDAY AS IT FLEW OVER NEW JERSEY.

  • Description

    A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION BY THE UNITED STATES CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD HAS SO FAR FAILED TO REVEAL WHY A SECTION OF AN AIRLINER WAS BLOWN OUT BY EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION ON FRIDAY AS IT FLEW OVER NEW JERSEY. NONE OF THE NINE PASSENGERS AND CREW OF FIVE ABOARD THE DC-6B AIRLINER WAS INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.

    THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AS THE AIRLINER, OF NORTHEAST AIRLINES, FLEW AT 15,500 FEET (APPROX 39,370 METRES) OVER NEW JERSEY. TWO SEATS WERE SUCKED THROUGH THE OPENING CAUSED BY THE EXPLOSION, ALONG WITH CUSHIONS, LUGGAGE, AND OTHER OBJECTS.

    THE PILOT MANAGED TO LAND SAFELY 10 MINUTES LATER AT KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NEW YORK. HE HAD QUICKLY EASED THE AIRCRAFT DOWN TO A HEIGHT AT WHICH THE PASSENGERS COULD BREATHE AND NOT BE EXPOSED TO THE EXTREME COLD AFTER THE INCIDENT.

    A PROPELLER TIP WAS LATER FOUND TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN OFF. A NORTHEAST AIRLINES SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT APPEARED THE HULL OF THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PIERCED, BUT AN AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATOR FOR THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD SAID HE DID NOT KNOW IF THE TI OF A PROPELLER BROKE OFF AND PIERCED THE AIRCRAFT, OF IF THE TIP OF THE PROPELLER WAS CLIPPED OFF BY FLYING DEBRIS.

    W PASSENGERS WERE TREATED AT AN EMERGENCY AID STATION BEFORE ALL NINE OF THEM CONTINUED ON THEIR JOURNEY IN ANOTHER AIRCRAFT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2UNWLDU5D0FWMAAQHAWISJC5S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UNWLDU5D0FWMAAQHAWISJC5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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