• Short Summary

    Search parties combing the rugged jungles of Sri Lanka over the weekend were still unable to locate the "black box" needed to explain the crash of a Dutch charter jet in which 191 people died.

  • Description

    Search parties combing the rugged jungles of Sri Lanka over the weekend were still unable to locate the "black box" needed to explain the crash of a Dutch charter jet in which 191 people died.

    A Dutch police officer, Mr. De Jinger, leader of a team of police officers who arrived to help Dutch and Indonesian investigators, said the bodies of the aircraft's pilot and Dutch crew had still not been recovered.

    The charred and mutilated remains of several passengers have so far been recovered, along with a number of personal items.

    The jungle area at the base of the Seven Virgins Mountains where the Martinair DC-8 crashed last Wednesday is infested with snakes, leopards and other animals. The site is about 60 miles (100 kms) from Colombo.

    The aircraft was carrying 182 Moslem pilgrims to Mecca and a crew of nine, when it smashed into the side of a cliff in the second worst air disaster in history.

    The number of dead was exceeded only by the March crash of a Turkish DC-10 near Paris in which 345 people died.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5J3F6OTUDNGWRM97M8VMQ2OTQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5J3F6OTUDNGWRM97M8VMQ2OTQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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