• Short Summary

    WHILE RESCUE PARTIES IN AUSTRIA TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN BRINGING DOWN THE BODIES OF 83 PEOPLE KILLED WHEN A BRITISH EAGLE AIRLINER CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN PEAK FIVE MILES FROM INNSBRUCK ON SATURDAY; REPORTS WERE COMING IN OF ANOTHER 85 MISSING ABOARD A CONSTELLATION AIRLINER, BELIEVED TO HAVE CRASHED IN A SNOWSTORM IN THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS IN THE UNITED STATES.

  • Description


    FILM SHOWS THE FIRST MAN TO SIGHT THE WRECKAGE, MR. EDWARD BODEN, AN AUSTRIAN POLICE OFFICER WHO FLEW A SMALL PIPER AIRCRAFT A FEW FEET OVER THE SCENE OF THE DISASTER. SOON AFTER HE ARRIVED BACK AT INNSBRUCK AIRPORT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) OUR CAMERAMAN TOOK OFF TO FLY OVER THE AREA. ALL DAY YESTERDAY ANXIOUS CROWDS WAITED AT THE AIRPORT FOR MORE NEWS, AND TODAY (MONDAY) THEY ARE BEING JOINED BY RELATIVES OF THOSE KILLED IN THE CRASH, WHO HAVE FLOWN TO INNSBRUCK FROM BRITAIN.




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    Background: WHILE RESCUE PARTIES IN AUSTRIA TODAY (MONDAY) BEGAN BRINGING DOWN THE BODIES OF 83 PEOPLE KILLED WHEN A BRITISH EAGLE AIRLINER CRASHED INTO A MOUNTAIN PEAK FIVE MILES FROM INNSBRUCK ON SATURDAY; REPORTS WERE COMING IN OF ANOTHER 85 MISSING ABOARD A CONSTELLATION AIRLINER, BELIEVED TO HAVE CRASHED IN A SNOWSTORM IN THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS IN THE UNITED STATES.

    THE BRITISH EAGLE AIRLINER IS THOUGHT TO HAVE STRUCK THE GLUNGEZER PEAK ABOUT 65 FEET (19 METRES) FROM THE TOP, AND THEN SLID DOWN THE 70 DEGREE SLOPE OF THE MOUNTAINSIDE, SOME OF THE WRECKAGE COMING TO REST IN A RAVINE BELOW.

    (THE CRASHED PLANE IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CIRCLING BEFORE COMING INTO LAND AT THE TINY AIRPORT AT INNSBRUCK, FORMERLY A FRENCH OCCUPATION AIRSTRIP, ALMOST PARALLEL TO THE RIVER INN AND BORDERED BY TWO RANGES OF TOWERING MOUNTAINS. IT HAS NO 'BLIND LANDING' FACILITIES.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALAY678JIZZD6EF7M2YOLYUSW
    Media URN:
    VLVAALAY678JIZZD6EF7M2YOLYUSW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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