• Short Summary

    ALL FORTY PASSENGERS AND THE CREW OF TWELVE WERE KILLED NOV 23 WHEN A 'COMET IV' AIRLINER OF AEROLINERS ARGENTINAS EXPLODED IN MID-AIR NEAR CAMPINAS AIRPORT, SEVENTY MILES FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN DOWN.. FROM TREE TOPS TO WRECK.
    0.05

    2.
    SV. DITTO.
    0.08

    3.
    SV. WRECKAGE SCATTERED ABOUT HILLSIDE.
    0.11

    4.
    SV.PAN.. WRECKAGE SHOWING SMASHED INSTRUMENTS.
    0.16

    5.
    GV. DITTO.
    0.20

    6.
    SV. SMASHED FUSELAGE.
    0.23

    7.
    SV.PAN..WRECKAGE INCLUDING SOME OF THE OCCUPANTS' CLOTHES.
    0.27

    8.
    GV. CRASH AREA.
    0.30

    9.
    SCU. COFFIN.
    0.34

    10.
    GV. PILE OF BODIES.
    0.38

    11.
    GV. REMAINS BEING PLACED IN A COFFIN.
    0.40

    12.
    CU. SHOE BELONGING TO ONE OF THE DEAD PASSENGERS.
    0.44

    13.
    LV. CRASH AREA.
    0.48



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    Background: ALL FORTY PASSENGERS AND THE CREW OF TWELVE WERE KILLED NOV 23 WHEN A 'COMET IV' AIRLINER OF AEROLINERS ARGENTINAS EXPLODED IN MID-AIR NEAR CAMPINAS AIRPORT, SEVENTY MILES FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL. BLAZING WRECKAGE WAS STREWN OVER HALF-AN-ACRE, SETTING A EUCALYPTUS GROVE ABLAZE.

    EYE-WITNESSES SAID THE 'COMET' APPEARED TO BE TRYING TO RETURN TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AFTER TAKING OFF FOR THE U.S.A. IT WAS ABOUT 2,600-FEET ABOVE THE GROUND AND 450-YARDS FROM THE RUNWAY WHEN IT EXPLODED AND FELL "LIKE A FLAMING TORCH".

    MANY OF THE BODIES WERE BURNT BEYOND RECOGNITION. OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL BE QUITE SOME TIME BEFORE THE CAUSE OF THE TRAGEDY CAN BE ESTABLISHED. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ONE OF THREE WEEKLY JET-FLIGHTS IN THE AEROLINERS ARGENTINAS SCHEDULE BETWEEN BUENOS AIRES AND NEW YORK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BILRJMQ6NOOQ985HX3RA7JWA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BILRJMQ6NOOQ985HX3RA7JWA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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