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    FORTY-THREE PEOPLE DIED ABOARD A BOEING JETLINER WHICH PLUNGED INTO FLAMES INTO THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES SWAMPLAND ON TUESDAY NIGHT.

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    Background: FORTY-THREE PEOPLE DIED ABOARD A BOEING JETLINER WHICH PLUNGED INTO FLAMES INTO THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES SWAMPLAND ON TUESDAY NIGHT. ALL 35 PASSENGERS AND EIGHT CREW ABOARD THE PLANE DIED WHEN IT CRASHED IN SQUALLY WEATHER A FEW MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF FROM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON A FLIGHT TO CHICAGO.

    WRECKAGE WAS STREWN OVER MORE THAN TWO SQUARE MILES. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS FOR RESCUE WORKERS WAS REACHING THE CRASH SCENE, MORE THAN NINE MILES FROM THE NEAREST ROAD. HELICOPTERS WERE USED TO FLY IN THE TEAMS, AS WELL AS INVESTIGATORS WHO HAVE TO ASSESS THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER.

    THE CRASH WAS THE FIRST COMMERCIAL ACCIDENT IN THE TWO AND A HALF YEARS SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE BOEING 720B.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAVI4GDE44VS5DOI3TRW2AMUE5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVI4GDE44VS5DOI3TRW2AMUE5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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