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    Visnews filmed Dec 24 the scene where an Air France Constellation, enroute from Munich, Germany, to Vienna, crashed and burst into flames about one mile short of the runway of Vienna Airport, seriously injuring two crew members.

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    Visnews filmed Dec 24 the scene where an Air France Constellation, enroute from Munich, Germany, to Vienna, crashed and burst into flames about one mile short of the runway of Vienna Airport, seriously injuring two crew members. All the occupants of the plane scrabbled from the wreckage before the patrol tanks exploded. No one was killed.

    The plane, flying behind schedule, crashed when it his marshy ground, 1200 meters short of the runway during it's landing approach. The huge Constellation liner landed on it's nose in the mud, but crew and passengers managed to leave the wreck through the emergency exits seconds before the petrol tanks exploded. The Co-pilot and the flight Mechanic were seriously injured, but out of danger, whereas several passengers had to be treated for minor injuries. The plane was completely destroyed. Wreckage was spread over a wide area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA52EZ94GCYL0D0ET2EVA503TXG
    Media URN:
    VLVA52EZ94GCYL0D0ET2EVA503TXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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