• Short Summary

    Investigators probing the wreckage of the Yugoslav tour aircraft, which crashed at Rijeka airport last night, believe the accident may have been caused by a burst tyre.

  • Description

    Investigators probing the wreckage of the Yugoslav tour aircraft, which crashed at Rijeka airport last night, believe the accident may have been caused by a burst tyre. Seventy-eight of the 84 people on board the Russian built aircraft died in the crash. Seventy two of the dead were British tourists.

    A preliminary report by the Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate the accident, say the right wheel is believed to have burst on landing. The right wing touched the ground and was torn off, the fuselage cart-wheeled and caught fire and was ripped apart by a series of fierce explosions.

    The inquiry team issued their report after a day spent among the widely scattered wreckage and after interviewing the pilot - one of the survivors.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8AQDFCY2SXU4VG6HZX2AOW6EC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8AQDFCY2SXU4VG6HZX2AOW6EC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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