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    VISNEWS filmed the wreckage of Turkish Premier Adnan Menderes's Viscount plane at Newdigate near Gatwick Airport, Surrey UK, Feb 17.

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    VISNEWS filmed the wreckage of Turkish Premier Adnan Menderes's Viscount plane at Newdigate near Gatwick Airport, Surrey UK, Feb 17. Diverted from London Airport because of thick fog, the Viscount made for Gatwick. As it started its approach it crashed onto a farm.

    Mr. Menderes and his party survived the crash but police and firemen searched the wreckage for people believed still to be trapped, ten bodies have so far been found.

    The Turkish Premier was taken to the London Clinic for a medical examination. He was due to dine with Mr. Harold MacMillan, British Premier, and Mr. Karamanlis, Turkish Premier in the evening, Feb 17.

    Adnan Menderes is in London for talks on the Zurich Agreement with British, Greek, and Cypriot leaders.

    The first round of talks opened Feb 17 at Lancaster House, London. Archbishop Makarios, the Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers and Selwyn Lloyd, British Foreign Secretary, are taking part.

    Mr. Karamanlis, Greek Premier, is also in London for the talks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASLO1F84GBWW0U2JM4FYLBGU7
    Media URN:
    VLVAASLO1F84GBWW0U2JM4FYLBGU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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