• Short Summary

    Investigators probing the wreckage of the Yugoslav tour aircraft which crashed while landing at Rijeka airport on Saturday night, believe a burst tyre may be responsible.

  • Description

    Investigators probing the wreckage of the Yugoslav tour aircraft which crashed while landing at Rijeka airport on Saturday night, believe a burst tyre may be responsible. There have been other reports that the pilot, still in hospital suffering from shock, blamed the disaster on a freak rain squall which struck the plane at a crucial point during its landing run. These have been officially denied. Seventy eight of the 83 people aboard the aircraft died.

    In order to bring the fastest and most comprehensive coverage of the disaster this story was serviced last night (Monday) with an accompanying commentary only. This sheet will keep your files up to date. Here's a transcript of an interview on the film with Jrajko Sarajcic, the only passenger to survive the disaster...

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA53CMVMS47WHVWIHP5DKJ138AV
    Media URN:
    VLVA53CMVMS47WHVWIHP5DKJ138AV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment