• Short Summary

    Nine members of the Untied Nations forces in the Middle East died on Friday (August 9) when their transport aircraft crashed in Syria, near the border with Lebanon.

  • Description

    Nine members of the Untied Nations forces in the Middle East died on Friday (August 9) when their transport aircraft crashed in Syria, near the border with Lebanon. Investigators have arrived at the scene to find the cause of the crash. All the dead were Canadian.

    Sources at the United Nations headquarters said information was received that the plane had been brought down by a Syrian missile while on a flight from Beirut to Damascus.

    Syria's civil aviation authority said that at the time the U.N. plane was in the air, anti aircraft defenses were engaging Israeli fighters which had penetrated Syrian air space while other Israeli planes were bombing south Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3J0C2Y1V4M57UF7CALY3LW3A0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3J0C2Y1V4M57UF7CALY3LW3A0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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