• Short Summary

    Air transport officials in Sydney, Australia, have begun and investigation into an incident on Friday (July 19), when a jet aircraft lost part of its wing as it was making an approach run to the city's International airport.

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    Air transport officials in Sydney, Australia, have begun and investigation into an incident on Friday (July 19), when a jet aircraft lost part of its wing as it was making an approach run to the city's International airport. The aircraft, belonging to Pan American, was on a flight from San Francisco to Sydney. It landed safely.

    The pilot of the aircraft, Captain G. W. Jones, said he believed a section of aluminum between the Jumbo's wing and flaps was lost. Police found two sections of the wing in Sydney's northern suburbs.

    SYNOPSIS: Piece of metal rained on the northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, on Friday from the wing of a Jumbo Jet making an approach to the city's International Airport. The plane was flying from San Francisco to Sydney. There were no causalities, but many fell close to houses. AN eyewitness to the incident was Henry Krug, an Aviation writer.

    The Pan American Jumbo landed safely. Later the captain, told newsmen he thought the metal had come form a section of wing between the flaps and the body.

    Full emergency procedures were enforced at the airport as the Jumbo made it landing. The pilot later said it handled well and he was in no doubt a safe landing would be made.

    A full investigation has been started. The fallen pieces have been collected and they'll be put through metal tests.

    The jet will be kept in Sydney until all tests are completed and the findings released.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARX6ZMTHQTB7NASAZDQ2JRM0W
    Media URN:
    VLVAARX6ZMTHQTB7NASAZDQ2JRM0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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