• Short Summary

    INVESTIGATIONS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH OF AN AMERICAN AIRLINES TURBO-JET PLANE, WHICH PLUNGED INTO THE WATERS AROUND NEW YORK'S LA GUARDIA AIRPORT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

  • Description

    INVESTIGATIONS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH OF AN AMERICAN AIRLINES TURBO-JET PLANE, WHICH PLUNGED INTO THE WATERS AROUND NEW YORK'S LA GUARDIA AIRPORT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

    IT SEEMS CERTAIN NOW THAT ONLY EIGHT SURVIVED. DEAD OR MISSING ARE THE SIXTY-FIVE OTHER PERSONS, WHO WERE ABOARD THE ILL-FATED AIRCRAFT.

    ALL LAST NIGHT, SALVAGE OPERATIONS WERE UNDERWAY IN THE ICY WATERS OF FLUSHING BAY (CQ). A GIANT CRANE HAD BEEN MOVED INTO POSITION OVER THE SPOT, WHERE THE PLANE HAD GONE DOWN. DRIVERS PUT SLINGS AND GRAPPLING HOOKS ONTO THE WRECKAGE, AND IT WAS HAULED UP. A GREAT DEAL OF THE PLANE WAS BROKEN INTO MUCH SMALLER PIECES.

    NOW, FEDERAL AVIATION AUTHORITIES WILL METICULOUSLY PIECE TOGETHER THE BITS OF WRECKAGE IN AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE CRASH. INITIAL SPECULATION IS THAT LACK OF PROPER AUTOMATIC APPROACH INDICATORS AT THE AIRPORT MAY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE.

    NARRATION. COMING OUT OF FILM:
    THE INVESTIGATION WILL ALSO TOUCH ON THE ABSENCE OF APPROACH LIGHTS ON THE FATAL RUNWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJCORJC0JTQ510GDOBKG8H0FD
    Media URN:
    VLVABJCORJC0JTQ510GDOBKG8H0FD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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