• Short Summary

    The bodies of nine victims of Sunday's (8 September) Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast were flown to a United States Air Force base near Athens on Monday (9 September).

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    GV Truck at rear of aircraft
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    SV Bodies carried from aircraft to truck
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    LV Another body carried from plane
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    SV Newsmen beside plane
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    SV Body carried from plane and into truck
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    SV Truck door closed
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    GV Truck leaves airport
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    Initials OS/1830 OS/1839



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The bodies of nine victims of Sunday's (8 September) Boeing 707 air crash off the Greek coast were flown to a United States Air Force base near Athens on Monday (9 September).

    All 79 passengers and nine crew members aboard the Trans World Airlines jet are now believed to have died when it plunged into the Ionian Sea shortly after leaving Athens on a scheduled flight from Tel Aviv to New York.

    The bodies were recovered by a small armada of Greek and United States vessels, scouring the where the jet crashed into the sea.

    The bodies were to be examined by a combined Greek-American team investigating the cause of the crash. The investigating team is made up of Greek Civil Aviation Department forensic experts and on the American side, the FBI, the Federal Aviation Administration and Trans World Airlines officials.

    What is known about the crash is that the Boeing struck trouble 30 minutes after it left Athens. The pilot radioed that one of the four engines was in flames and that he would attempt a forced lading at Corfu's international airport.

    What happened after that is a matter for conjecture. The plane's "black box" flight recorder -- which have yielded vital data about the minutes leading up top the crash -- has not been found and is not likely to be. The aircraft sank in waters estimated to be 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) deep.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1JNUT86ARYDD3F5GJCB9VGUX
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1JNUT86ARYDD3F5GJCB9VGUX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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