• Short Summary

    THE PILOT OF A BRITISH PLANE, FLYING FROM SOUTHEND TO HOLLAND WITH 18 PEOPLE ABOARD, DIED FROM INJURIES WHEN HIS AIRCRAFT SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND TURNED OVER AFTER LANDING AT ZESTIENHOVEN AIRPORT NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    THE PILOT OF A BRITISH PLANE, FLYING FROM SOUTHEND TO HOLLAND WITH 18 PEOPLE ABOARD, DIED FROM INJURIES WHEN HIS AIRCRAFT SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND TURNED OVER AFTER LANDING AT ZESTIENHOVEN AIRPORT NEAR ROTTERDAM TODAY (FRIDAY).

    THREE OF THE CREW, TRAPPED IN THE NOSE OF THE DC-4 CARVAIR OWNED BY BRITISH UNITED AIR FERRIES, WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES.

    A HEAP OF SNOW IS BELIEVED TO HAVE SAVED THE LIVES OF THE 14 PASSENGERS WHEN THE PLANE HIT A DYKE SEPARATING THE RUNWAY FROM SURROUNDING SNOW-COVERED POLDER LAND. AFTER TURNING OVER FOUR TIMES, AND LOSING A WING AND ONE OF ITS TWO ENGINES, THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO RESIST ON ITS BACK IN A THICK BANK OF SNOW. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE SNOW PREVENTED LEAKING PETROL FROM CATCHING FIRE.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMPANY - A SUBSIDIARY OF BRITISH UNITED AIRWAYS - SAID ALL THE PASSENGERS LEFT THE AIRCRAFT BY A ROPE LADDER AND EVERYONE WAS ALL RIGHT. THE AIRPORT WAS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE FIRST THERE SINCE IT WAS OPENED SIX YEARS AGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5W6H60D2AP8S7C11YGJB9IOR
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5W6H60D2AP8S7C11YGJB9IOR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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