• Short Summary

    IN FRANCE, INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN INSPECTING THE CHARRED WRECKAGE OF A GIANT RUSSIAN HELICOPTER IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED IT TO CRASH AND EXPLODE NEAR MARSEILLES, KILLING ITS SEVEN RUSSIAN CREWMEN AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE.

  • Description

    IN FRANCE, INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN INSPECTING THE CHARRED WRECKAGE OF A GIANT RUSSIAN HELICOPTER IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED IT TO CRASH AND EXPLODE NEAR MARSEILLES, KILLING ITS SEVEN RUSSIAN CREWMEN AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE.

    THE HELICOPTER, ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD, WAS GIVING A DEMONSTRATION OF FOREST FIRE-FIGHTING AND WAS CARRYING A FULL LOAD OF TWELVE TONS OF WATER.

    SOME REPORTS SAID THAT THE CRAFT POURED WATER TOO CLOSE TO THE BLAZE AND HIT AN ELECTRICITY PYLON. OTHER REPORTS SAID ITS TAIL ROTOR HIT A ROCK.

    BURNING FUEL ADDED TO THE BLAZE AND FIREMEN WERE UNABLE TO GET TO THE WRECKAGE FOR THREE HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4C7KAXRGTCK3NAK71OEX2JU88
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C7KAXRGTCK3NAK71OEX2JU88
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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