• 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

    1.
    PAN SHOT OF BUILDINGS IN YARD PAN DOWN TO CRASHED AIRCRAFT
    0.13

    2.
    MV CRASHED AIRCRAFT
    0.17

    3.
    PAN SHOT PAN DOWN TO HOUSE SHOWING DAMAGE
    0.26

    4.
    MV AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE STREWN ACROSS THE ROAD
    0.28

    5.
    CU WOMAN OWNER OF ONE OF THE TWO PLANES
    0.33

    6.
    MV PRIEST GIVING EXTREME UNCTION TO VICTIMS
    1.22



    Initials JM/V/BHH/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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