• Short Summary

    Relatives of the Japanese victims of the Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast a week ago (8 September) attended a memorial service for their dead in Athens on Friday (13 September).

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    Relatives of the Japanese victims of the Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast a week ago (8 September) attended a memorial service for their dead in Athens on Friday (13 September).

    There were at least 17 Japanese passengers on board the aircraft and some of their bodies were among the 24 recovered from the Ionian Sea. The bodies of the other 79 passengers and nine crew members sank with the aircraft to the bottom of the sea.

    The jet, which belonged to Trans World Airlines (TWA) crashed into the sea 65 miles (100 kms) west of the Greek Island of Cephalonia.

    The Athens Coroner ruled out the possibility of sabotage. After performing post mertems on seme of the crash victims, he said he was satisfied there had been no in-flight explosion. A message claiming to have come from the Organisation of Arab Nationalist Youth for the Liberation of palestine had claimed responsibility for the crash because of a bomb on board. The aircraft crashed about half an hour out of Athens on a routine flight from Tel Aviv to New York.

    The Japanese Ambassador to Greece, Mr. Tom Hiko Kanbara, spoke at the memorial service for relatives of the Japanese dead in Athens. Wreaths were laid by the Japanese Embassy, TWA and JAP airlines.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4AE6OV0YAAZAFRZ6PQY4PXJ37
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AE6OV0YAAZAFRZ6PQY4PXJ37
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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