• Short Summary

    AN F104 JET FIGHTER OF THE SELF-DEFENCE FORCES YESTERDAY CRASHED INTO THE LIVING QUARTER OF KANAZAWA, A CITY OF 350,000 INHABITANTS 160 MILES (250 KMS.) WEST OF TOKYO.

  • Description

    AN F104 JET FIGHTER OF THE SELF-DEFENCE FORCES YESTERDAY CRASHED INTO THE LIVING QUARTER OF KANAZAWA, A CITY OF 350,000 INHABITANTS 160 MILES (250 KMS.) WEST OF TOKYO. THE FIGHTER CRASH DESTROYED 26 HOUSES, KILLING THREE WOMEN AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDING 13 PERSONS.

    THE CRASH OCCURRED WHEN SECOND LIEUTENANT MITSUTERU TATE WAS RETURNING TO HIS MILITARY AIRFIELD BASE AT KANAZAWA FROM A TRAINING FLIGHT TO THE NORTH OF TOKYO. THE AIRCRAFT APPARENTLY WAS SHAKEN BY VIOLENT THUNDER AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL OR TURN IT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SEA BEFORE BAILING OUT.

    SECOND LIEUTENANT TATE, WHO IS A VETERAN PILOT WITH MORE THAN 1,900 HOURS FLYING TIME, WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY INJURED.

    THE CRASH SENT EXPLODING WRECKAGE AND PETROL OVER A LARGE SEA, DESTROYING EIGHT HOUSES OUTRIGHT IN THE CRASH AND EIGHTEEN OTHERS IN THE FIRES THAT FOLLOWED. THE F104 IS A U.S. MILITARY JET KNOWN AS THE "STARFIGHTER".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7AQ618T0TQI8QA3HAW0JLIDLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AQ618T0TQI8QA3HAW0JLIDLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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