• Short Summary

    A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS KILLED AND HIS MOTHER TRAPPED IN THEIR WRECKED FLAT WHEN A WEST GERMAN NAVY STARFIGHTER JET AIRCRAFT CRASHED AT BAD MEINBERGEN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS KILLED AND HIS MOTHER TRAPPED IN THEIR WRECKED FLAT WHEN A WEST GERMAN NAVY STARFIGHTER JET AIRCRAFT CRASHED AT BAD MEINBERGEN YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    THE MOTHER WAS ONE OF THREE CIVILIANS INJURED IN THE CRASH. HER ONE-YEAR-OLD SON AND A 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WERE ALSO INJURED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT PLUNGED INTO THE BLOCK OF FLATS, SETTING IT ABLAZE.

    THE PILOT OF THE AIRCRAFT EJECTED BEFORE THE CRASH, AND WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY HURT. AN ENGINE BECAME JAMMED WHEN A BIRD WAS SUCKED INTO IT, A WEST GERMAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SAID.

    IT WAS THE 66TH STARFIGHTER CRASH SINCE THE AMERICAN-DESIGNED PLANE WENT INTO SERVICE WITH THE LUFTWAFFE IN 1961.

    FLYING RESTRICTIONS HAD BEEN PLACED ON THE AIRCRAFT, BUT THEY WERE LIFTED IN JANUARY, AFTER AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENTS.

    THE DEAD BOY'S MOTHER LAY TRAPPED IN THE CELLAR OF THE BUILDING FOR 90 MINUTES BEFORE FIREMEN COULD REACH HER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8S5A7CCSOXRZG83WFKTTRPWSB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8S5A7CCSOXRZG83WFKTTRPWSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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