• Short Summary

    A cornfield only a few miles from Toronto lay covered with wreckage and fragments of bodies on Sunday (July 6) after an Air Canada Jet-liner dropped an engine on a landing attempt, fought for altitude trailing flames and dropping parts, and finally smashed into the ground.

  • Description

    A cornfield only a few miles from Toronto lay covered with wreckage and fragments of bodies on Sunday (July 6) after an Air Canada Jet-liner dropped an engine on a landing attempt, fought for altitude trailing flames and dropping parts, and finally smashed into the ground. There were no survivors.

    The plane came down less than 200 feet (61 metres) from a house in which all but one of a family of 10 were asleep. The one awake, a 19 year-old boy, heard the sound of the airliner in distress, and saw the flames shooting out of its side.

    He tried to warn the family to get out of the house, but before he could it crashed at 300 miles per hour (483 kms).

    The father of the family ran into the field a few moments later looking for survivors, but there was not a sound to be heard.

    Newsmen allowed in saw human fragments littered around at the scene of the disaster, before members of the armed forces airlifted the bodies out to a temporary mortuary in a nearby arena.

    It was the second air disaster in two days. A chartered British airliner carrying holiday makers to the Costa Brava resort area of Spain crashed on a mountain near Barcelona on Friday (3 July), killing all 112 people aboard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABEQ6OWUM4IDT0FEXJ9K0OA0UJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABEQ6OWUM4IDT0FEXJ9K0OA0UJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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