• Short Summary

    A VISCOUNT OF UNITED AIRLINES CRASHED YESTERDAY 35 MILES NORTH-EAST OF WASHINGTON, KILLING ALL 17 ABOARD.

  • Description

    A VISCOUNT OF UNITED AIRLINES CRASHED YESTERDAY 35 MILES NORTH-EAST OF WASHINGTON, KILLING ALL 17 ABOARD. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, TO WASHINGTON, WHEN IT CAME DOWN IN SOME WOODS NEAR A FARM.

    ONE EYE-WITNESS SAID THAT HE HEARD SOMETHING WRONG WITH ONE OF THE FOUR JET-PROP ENGINES AS THE AIRCRAFT PASSED OVERHEAD. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE PLANET WENT INTO A DIVE FROM 1,500 FEET, HITTING THE GROUND WITH A LOUD CRASH, AND IMMEDIATELY BURST INTO FLAMES. HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL EXPLOSIONS AFTER THE CRASH. THE VISCOUNT WAS STILL BURNING SOME HOURS LATER.

    THE PLANE CARRIED A CREW OF THREE,INCLUDING THE STEWARDESS, AND THIRTEEN PASSENGERS BESIDES A BABY.

    (THIS DISASTER WAS ONLY ONE OF THREE WHICH HAPPENED YESTERDAY. ON FARMLAND NEAR PARIS, A HUNGARIAN ILYUSHIN CRASHED IN THICK FOG: 21 PEOPLE DIED. ON AN ISLAND OFF THE WEST AFRICA COAST, 18 OUT OF 32 BOARD WERE KILLED WHEN A SKYMASTER EXPLODED ON TAKE-OFF.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD38T7EP6MD56A508RSKTI5JY
    Media URN:
    VLVACD38T7EP6MD56A508RSKTI5JY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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