• Short Summary

    RESCUE PARTIES WHICH TODAY (SUNDAY), REACHED THE SCENE OF THE BRITISH EAGLE AIRLINER CRASH AT INNSBRUCK, IN AUSTRIA, REPORTED THAT WRECKAGE HAD BEEN SCATTERED OVER AN AREA OF TWO SQUARE KILOMETRES (ONE SQUARE MILE).

  • Description

    RESCUE PARTIES WHICH TODAY (SUNDAY), REACHED THE SCENE OF THE BRITISH EAGLE AIRLINER CRASH AT INNSBRUCK, IN AUSTRIA, REPORTED THAT WRECKAGE HAD BEEN SCATTERED OVER AN AREA OF TWO SQUARE KILOMETRES (ONE SQUARE MILE). THE PLANE, A BRITANNIA, CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN TOP NEAR INNSBRUCK LAST NIGHT AND NONE OF THE 83 PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD SURVIVED.

    THE FIRST SIGHTING OF THE WRECKAGE WAS MADE BY AN AMERICAN AIR FORCE PLANE ABOUT 20 HOURS AFTER THE BRITANNIA LOST CONTACT WITH THE INNSBRUCK CONTROL TOWER. THE WRECKAGE LAY IN A DEPRESSION JUST BELOW THE SUMMIT OF THE 8,700 FEET HIGH, (2,600 METRES), GLUNGEZER PEAK.

    THE AIRCRAFT WHICH WAS PREPARING TO LAND CARRIED 75 PASSENGERS, INCLUDING SIX CHILDREN, MOST OF WHOM WERE BOUND FOR A SKIING HOLIDAY.

    IN THE MEANTIME, AUSTRIAN CIVIL AVIATION EXPERTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY ARE MAKING A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. IN LONDON, THE CHAIRMAN OF BRITISH EAGLE, MR. HAROLD BAMBERG, DECLINED TO MAKE ANY COMMENT ON A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT -- THE WORST IN AUSTRIA'S AVIATION HISTORY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5Y9A2ECQ1TUKBR0J9QA0AIHOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Y9A2ECQ1TUKBR0J9QA0AIHOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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