• Short Summary

    A ROYAL AIR FORCE JAVELIN JET AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE OF JAUJAC IN SOUTH-EAST FRANCE ON TUESDAY KILLING FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURING SIX.

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    A ROYAL AIR FORCE JAVELIN JET AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE OF JAUJAC IN SOUTH-EAST FRANCE ON TUESDAY KILLING FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURING SIX.THE PILOT AND NAVIGATOR BAILED OUT AT 6,000 FT.AND LIVED.

    FILM SHOWS THE WRECKAGE OF THE PLANE, SIGHTSEERS AND WRECKED HOUSES.

    THE FOUR TO DIE WERE A MAN OF 60, A 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND HER TWO DAUGHTERS, AGED 70 AND 69.THEY WERE RECOVERED FROM THE RUBBLE OF DESTROYED HOMES.ALTOGETHER, 24 HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE IN THE VILLAGE OF ROUGHLY 500 PEOPLE.

    THE CRASHED JET WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM LIBYA TO BRITAIN AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN IN COLLISION WITH ANOTHER AIRCRAFT DURING A FORMATION FLIGHT.

    THE CRASHING JET SPIRALLED INTO THE VILLAGE AROUND LUNCHTIME, MISSING THE SCHOOL BY FEET.SIXTY PUPILS WERE AT LESSONS.A POLICEMAN WHO WITNESSED THE PLANES'S DESCENT SAID IT WAS "OBVIOUSLY OUT OF CONTROL.IT WAS RAINING HEAVILY AND THERE WAS A LOW CLOUD CEILING.THE PLANE HIT WITH A TREMENDOUS BANG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HXZDCL08A5GIMK93INGNHWLU
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HXZDCL08A5GIMK93INGNHWLU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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