• Short Summary

    TWO LIGHT PLANES COLLIDED 2,000 FEET (600 METRES ABOVE VIENNA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AND CRASHED ONTO THE CITY CENTRE: ONE IN A MAIN SHOPPING STREET; THE OTHER ONLY 11 YARDS (10 METRES) FROM A PACKED THEATRE.

  • Description

    TWO LIGHT PLANES COLLIDED 2,000 FEET (600 METRES ABOVE VIENNA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AND CRASHED ONTO THE CITY CENTRE: ONE IN A MAIN SHOPPING STREET; THE OTHER ONLY 11 YARDS (10 METRES) FROM A PACKED THEATRE. ALL SEVEN PEOPLE ABOARD THE PLANES WERE KILLED - BUT MIRACULOUSLY NO ONE ON THE GROUND WAS INJURED.

    ONE OF THE PLANES WAS ON A SIGHT-SEEING TOUR OF THE CITY WITH FIVE PEOPLE ON BOARD. IT CRASHED INTO THE WALL OF A 3 STOREY HOUSE, AND FELL INTO A MAIN SHOPPING STREET. THE OTHER - AND SMALLER PLANE - CRASHED INTO A SMALL COURTYARD NEXT TO THE JOSEFSTAEDTER THEATRE WHERE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE ENJOYING A PERFORMANCE. ITS PILOT AND PASSENGER - BOTH AUSTRIANS - WERE KILLED. POLICE THINK THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO MAKE A CRASH-LANDING AFTER THE MID-AIR COLLISION.

    THE BODIES WERE STREWN OVER A WIDE AREA, AND WHILE POLICE AND RESCUE WORKERS WAITED FOR AMBULANCES TO TAKE THEM AWAY, A PRIEST GAVE THEM A FINAL BLESSING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TICVWVR2KPGO5N0EIOI1600V
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TICVWVR2KPGO5N0EIOI1600V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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