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    A Pan American Boeing 707 with 101 people aboard crashed at landing on Thursday (31st January) at Pago Pago airport in American Samoa. 94 people died in the tragedy.

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    Background: A Pan American Boeing 707 with 101 people aboard crashed at landing on Thursday (31st January) at Pago Pago airport in American Samoa. 94 people died in the tragedy.

    The jet crashed while en route for Los Angeles from Auckland. It was just 1000 metres short of the runway when it hit the ground scattering wreckage over a wide area.

    A New Zealander who survived the crash, Roger Cann of Auckland, spoke graphically of the last few moments of the flight and of how he and his wife (who is now lying seriously ill in hospital) escaped from the plane.

    Invetsigatirs have flown out from the United States, and an official inquiry is now being held into the causes of the crash.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAALIZ59KZX6S9L53BC70CNT4IY
    Media URN:
    VLVAALIZ59KZX6S9L53BC70CNT4IY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:02:00
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    N/A

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