• Short Summary

    A SMALL ITALIAN AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A CAR PARK AT THE PAIRS AIR SHOW TODAY (SATURDAY) KILLING NINE PEOPLE.

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    A SMALL ITALIAN AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A CAR PARK AT THE PAIRS AIR SHOW TODAY (SATURDAY) KILLING NINE PEOPLE. SPECTATORS WERE BEGINNING TO LEAVE THE SHOW TOWARDS THE END OF THE FLYING DISPLAY WHEN THE AIRCRAFT, AN ITALIAN FIAT 81, PLUNGED INTO THE PARKED VEHICLES.

    THE ITALIAN AIRCRAFT WAS MAKING ITS FINAL APPROACH TO LAND WHEN IT FAILED TO MAKE THE RUNWAY AND PLOUGHED THROUGH THE CAR PARK. FIFTY VEHICLES WERE WRECKED AS THE JET TRAINER BURST INTO FLAMES. THE PILOT USED HIS EJECTOR SEAT AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT, BUT WAS BEHEADED IN THE CRASH. NINE SPECTATORS WERE KILLED AS WELL AS THE ITALIAN PILOT AND FOUR INJURED.

    FIREMEN AND A TEAM OF DOCTORS ON DUTY AT THE SHOW RUSHED TO THE SCENE TO HELP THE INJURED. MOST OF THE DEAD WERE MUTILATED BEYOND RECOGNITION. AN EYEWITNESS SAID THE CRASH WAS REMINISCENT OF THE LE MANS DISASTER WHEN A CAR PLUNGED OFF THE TRACK KILLING 82 SPECTATORS.

    SHOW OFFICIALS SAID THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH WAS NOT YET KNOWN.

    IT WAS THE SECOND CRASH AT THE AIR SHOW THIS WEEK. ON TUESDAY A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE B-58 JET BOMBER CRASHED ON LANDING. ONE CREW MEMBER WAS KILLED AND TWO WERE RESCUED FROM THE FLAMING WRECK BY HELICOPTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1N1UWPZMGUTGLUYWK9783DSQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1N1UWPZMGUTGLUYWK9783DSQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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