• Short Summary

    EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS AND CREW DIED AFTER THE VISCOUNT IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING EXPLODED IN MID-AIR NEAR AGRA IN INDIA ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS AND CREW DIED AFTER THE VISCOUNT IN WHICH THEY WERE TRAVELLING EXPLODED IN MID-AIR NEAR AGRA IN INDIA ON WEDNESDAY.

    THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A SCHEDULED FLIGHT FROM NAGPUR TO DELHI CARRYING NIGHT MAIL AND THIRTEEN PASSENGERS.AFTER THE CRASH, RESCUE TEAMS FOUND WRECKAGE STREWN OVER A NUMBER OF FIELDS.THE BURNT-OUT WRECKAGE WAS FOUND MORE THAN A HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE SPOT WHERE THE CRASH TOOK PLACE.

    LETTERS AND PARCELS IN THE MAIL CONSIGNMENT WERE SCATTERED OVER A WIDE AREA.

    EYEWITNESS REPORTS FROM A NEARBY VILLAGE SAID THAT AFTER A LOUD EXPLOSION, TWO BALLS OF FIRE WERE SEEN TO FALL FROM THE SKY.THE AREA IS WITHOUT ROADS, AND IT TOOK POLICE AND RESCUE TEAMS SOME TIME TO REACH THE SCENE.AN INDIAN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS USED TO SEARCH THE AREA.

    A GOVERNMENT INQUIRY IS TO BE HELD INTO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34J9S2XY4U2IJ9SNRB32M65VQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA34J9S2XY4U2IJ9SNRB32M65VQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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