• Short Summary

    ALL FORTY-SEVEN PEOPLE ABOARD AN ISRAELI-BOUND AIRLINER WERE KILLED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A MYSTERY CRASH IN SWITZERLAND.

  • Description

    ALL FORTY-SEVEN PEOPLE ABOARD AN ISRAELI-BOUND AIRLINER WERE KILLED TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A MYSTERY CRASH IN SWITZERLAND. THE PLAN -- A CORONADO OF SWISSAIR -- CAME DOWN NEAR THE VILLAGE OF WUERENLINGEN SOON AFTER AN EXPLOSION ROCKED THE REAR FREIGHT COMPARTMENT.

    THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN WOODED COUNTRY BETWEEN A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND A MAIN ROAD, TEARING A PATH THROUGH THE TREES AND SCATTERING DEBRIS OVER A WIDE AREA.

    THE SITE HAS BEEN SEALED OFF BY MORE THAN SEVENTY POLICE WHILE INVESTIGATION TEAMS PROBE THE WRECKAGE. THE FLIGHT RECORDING EQUIPMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN FOUND, AND OFFICIALS HAVE SENT IT TO ZURICH FOR DE-CODING.

    MOST OF THE PASSENGERS KILLED WERE ISRAELIS, AND OF THE SWISS CREW OF NINE, FOUR WERE AIR HOSTESSES.

    A PALESTINE COMMANDO GROUP TONIGHT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE EXPLOSION WHICH CAUSED THE AIRLINER TO CRASH BUT HIGHER AUTHORITIES LATER DENIED INVOLVEMENT IN THE INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9V6JYN348154UNXAXD95QUNKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V6JYN348154UNXAXD95QUNKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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