• Short Summary

    A MEDIUM-RANGE AIRLINER CARRYING TEN PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF FIVE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MADE A SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY LANDING AT OSAKA'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IN WESTERN JAPAN.

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    A MEDIUM-RANGE AIRLINER CARRYING TEN PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF FIVE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) MADE A SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY LANDING AT OSAKA'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, IN WESTERN JAPAN.

    THE YS-II TURBO-PROP AIRCRAFT OF ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS WAS ON A DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM OSAKA TO OITA IN KYUSHU ISLAND, ON THE SOUTHERN TIP OF JAPAN.

    THE PILOT NOTICED TROUBLE WITH THE AIRCRAFT'S UNDER-CARRIAGE WHEN HE WAS MORE THAN TEN MINUTES OUT OF OSAKA AND REPORTED HE WAS RETURNING. THE PILOT JETTISONED FUEL AND FIRE ENGINES AND CHEMICAL APPLIANCES STOOD BY ALONG THE TARMAC.

    THE RIGHT-SIDE LANDING GEAR FAILED TO OPERATE AND THE AIRCRAFT TILTED HEAVILY OVER, ITS RIGHT WING SENDING UP SPARKS AS IT SCRAPED ALONG THE TARMAC. THE WING AND ENGINE WERE IMMEDIATELY SHOWERED WITH CHEMICAL FOAM.

    FIFTEEN AMBULANCES STOOD BY BUT-NO-ONE WAS INJURED.

    THE YS-II WAS THE FIRST AIRLINER BUILT IN JAPAN AFTER WORLD WAR TWO. IT'S POWERED BY BRITISH ENGINES.

    JAPAN'S AVIATION MINISTRY SAID IT WAS THE SECOND SUCCESSFUL EMERGENCY LANDING OF ITS TYPE IN JAPAN.

    THE PILOT SAID IT WAS HIS FIRST EMERGENCY LANDING. HE FLEW FOR THREE HOURS AROUND OSAKA AIRPORT TO USE UP FUEL AND SAID THE PASSENGERS AND HOSTESSES SMILED THROUGHOUT. PASSENGERS WERE EACH GIVEN FOUR BLANKETS FOR PROTECTION BEFORE HE PUT THE AIRCRAFT DOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49OLYUPSREZ4Q95QK9AQ85EMH
    Media URN:
    VLVA49OLYUPSREZ4Q95QK9AQ85EMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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