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    A team of Soviet experts is expected in Amman, Jordan soon to take part in the investigation of Saturday's (June 30) crash of a Soviet airliner, which left eight people dead and 79 injured.

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    A team of Soviet experts is expected in Amman, Jordan soon to take part in the investigation of Saturday's (June 30) crash of a Soviet airliner, which left eight people dead and 79 injured.

    The 'plane a TU-134 of the Soviet Airline Aeroflot crashed while taking off from Amman and smashed into a house.

    Jordanian airport officials said on Sunday (July I) that the Armenian co-pilot of the airliner, named as Semenon Sonian, was the only person killed on board the 'plane. They say the seven others who died were Jordanians killed on the ground, among them four children.

    But Jordan Interior Minister Ahmed Abdel Karim Al-Tarawneh said five of the dead were on the 'plane and three on the ground.

    A girl living in a house near Amman Airport said she saw the 'plane overshoot the runway and raise a cloud of dust as it slewed along the ground.

    The girl, 16-year-old Hind Shomali, said the 'plane slid about 500 yards, slashed through barbed wire and struck a child playing near a small fig tree before smashing into a house.

    The 'plane was on a scheduled flight to Beirut.

    Twenty of the injured are detained in hospital.

    Princess Dina, divorced first wife of King Hussein of Jordan was among the passengers hurt in the crash but her injuries were slight.

    SYNOPSIS: A team of Soviet experts is expected in Amman, Jordan soon to investigate the cause of the crash on Saturday of a Soviet airliner. The 'plane, a TU-134 of the Soviet Airline Aeroflot crashed as it was taking off from Amman Airport.

    Eight people died in the crash and seventy nine were injured -- sixteen of them seriously.

    Jordanian airport officials said on Sunday that only the co-pilot was killed on the 'plane, and the others who died were Jordanians killed on the ground.

    However, the Jordanian Interior Minister Ahmed Al Tarawnah said five people died on the 'plane and three on the ground.

    A 16-year-old girl, Hind Shomali, who lives near the airport, saw the 'plane overshoot the runway and raise a cloud of dust as it slewed along the ground. She watched as the 'plane slid about 500 yards, smash through barbed wire and strike a child playing near a small fig tree. Then the 'plane plunged into a house. Four of those who died were reported to be children.

    Princess Dina, divorced first wife of King Hussein, was one of the passengers hurt -- but not seriously.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9SL28DGNGJC9AXSWQ3Z40H21
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9SL28DGNGJC9AXSWQ3Z40H21
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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