• Short Summary

    Most of the 156 passengers of an Alitalia airliner had miraculous escapes at Kenned Airport, New York on Tuesday ( 15 September ) when the aircraft made a hard landing with faulty landing gear.

  • Description

    Most of the 156 passengers of an Alitalia airliner had miraculous escapes at Kenned Airport, New York on Tuesday ( 15 September ) when the aircraft made a hard landing with faulty landing gear.

    The D-C-8 split in half after over-running the landing-strip, and came to rest in a grassy area. There was no fire and no panic, and most of the passengers and crew tumbled out of the emergency exits to safety. Only 38 were injured.

    The airliner made its attempt to land after a flight from Rome.

    The two of the engines fell of before it went completely out of control during the hard landing, but the aircraft continued on past the airstrip, slewing round to the left.

    It came to rest pointing at an angel of 160 degrees to its angle of approach.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6H64EF0RLFQX6DLJMPKP4U6Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H64EF0RLFQX6DLJMPKP4U6Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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