• Short Summary

    COFFINS DRAPED WITH THE SCARLET FLAG OF TURKEY FILLED THE COURTYARD OF THE HADJI BAYRAM MOSQUE IN ANKARA ON TUESDAY - A 100 YARDS FROM THE SPOT IN THE CITY CENTRE WHERE THE FLAMING WRECKAGE OF TWO AIRCRAFT FELL ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    COFFINS DRAPED WITH THE SCARLET FLAG OF TURKEY FILLED THE COURTYARD OF THE HADJI BAYRAM MOSQUE IN ANKARA ON TUESDAY - A 100 YARDS FROM THE SPOT IN THE CITY CENTRE WHERE THE FLAMING WRECKAGE OF TWO AIRCRAFT FELL ON FRIDAY.THE MID-AIR COLLISION O A MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES VISCOUNT AND A TURKISH AIR FORCE DAKOTA CAUSED THE DEATHS OF 86 PEOPLE AND TURNED THE CITY CENTRE INTO "TWO HOURS OF HELL".

    THOUSANDS ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF 47 OF THE VICTIMS ON TUESDAY.RELATIVES AND FRIENDS HELPED TO CARRY THE COFFINS PAST LINES OF SOLDIERS TO WAITING ARMY LORRIES.THE CITY'S MAIN SQUARE WAS ALSO CROWDED WITH PEOPLE AS THE FUNERAL PROCESSION PASSED BY.

    THE CASUALTY LIST OF THE CRASH IN WHICH WRECKAGE RAINED LIKE "FIREBALLS" ON THE CITY, HAS NOW REACHED 82 INJURED, 30 OF WHOM ARE IN A SERIOUS CONDITION.ANKARA RADIO SAID THAT AT LEAST 50 BUILDING HAD BEEN DAMAGED BY THE CRASH, WHILE OTHERS HAD BEEN SET ON FIRE BY THE FUEL FROM THE BURST AIRCRAFT FUEL TANKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9X7DBMWMXBO6X8HOTY0FKI7IY
    Media URN:
    VLVA9X7DBMWMXBO6X8HOTY0FKI7IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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