• Short Summary

    Navy ships and frogmen were continuing efforts on Monday (23 October) to recover an Olympic Airways aircraft which plunged into the sea off a fashionable beach near Athens on Saturday (21 October), killing 34 people.

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    LV PAN Voula Bay ZOOM IN TO GV Frogmen in sea
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    GV Port officers & airway officials standing by recovered bodies
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    3.
    MV Coffin being carried towards bodies
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    4.
    SV Relatives mourning
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    GV Top being placed on coffin
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    GV PAN Rubber raft bringing in another body
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    GV PAN Airline helicopter overhead
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    MV PAN Body taken from raft & placed into coffin
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    SV Body dragged up on shore
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    10.
    GV and TV Coffins and crowd on sea shore (2 shots)
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    Initials ESP/1724 ESP/1747



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Navy ships and frogmen were continuing efforts on Monday (23 October) to recover an Olympic Airways aircraft which plunged into the sea off a fashionable beach near Athens on Saturday (21 October), killing 34 people.

    The twin-turbo-jet airliner, a Japanese-made YS-11, was on a routine flight from the Ionian island of Corfu when it lost altitude off Voula Beach, only one minute's flying time from Athens Airport. Twenty-nine bodies are yet to be recovered.

    Nineteen people, including the pilot and four foreign passengers, survived. Most of them were taken to hospitals in Athens for treatment.

    Rescue teams have so far recovered five bodies. Officials believe the 29 missing are still trapped inside the plane.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA59OWI9NKXUF57JS5GAZFRN418
    Media URN:
    VLVA59OWI9NKXUF57JS5GAZFRN418
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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