• Short Summary

    A PASSENGER AIRLINER CARRYING 84 PEOPLE CRASHED INTO THE SEA ABOUT SIX MILES (10KMS) EAST OF NEW YORK LAST NIGHT (MONDAY).

  • Description

    A PASSENGER AIRLINER CARRYING 84 PEOPLE CRASHED INTO THE SEA ABOUT SIX MILES (10KMS) EAST OF NEW YORK LAST NIGHT (MONDAY). ALL ABOARD WERE KILLED. THE PLANE JUST LEFT KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON A DOMESTIC FLIGHT.

    THE AIRLINER, A DC-7 PROPELLOR AIRCRAFT OWNED BY EASTERN AIRLINES, WAS ON A DOMESTIC FLIGHT ORIGINATING IN BOSTON. IT HAD FLOWN FROM THERE TO NEW YORK AND HAD JUST TAKEN OFF AGAIN FOR RICHMOND, AND ATLANTA IN GEORGIA WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED. ONE EYE-WITNESS WAS A SAILOR WHO WAS ON COAST GUARD DUTY AT THE TIME.

    ANOTHER EYE-WITNESS WAS A PILOT WHO WAS PREPARING TO LAND HIS AIRLINER AT NEW YORK WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED.

    HELICOPTERS AND SMALL CRAFT TOOK PART IN A MASSIVE SEARCH IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING. FROM A NEARBY BEACH A CROWD OF PEOPLE SAW FLARES BURSTING IN THE SKY ABOVE THE AREA WHERE THE PLANE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE CRASHED. A FEW BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED - AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF WRECKAGE, BUT THE REMAINS ARE BEING KEPT UNDER CLOSE SECURITY GUARD WHILE AVIATION EXPERTS PROBE THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH - THE THIRD WORST SINGLE PLANE DISASTER IN UNITED STATES HISTORY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GW47XVW30W0O5TUK3WMFX0UO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GW47XVW30W0O5TUK3WMFX0UO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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