• Short Summary

    THE COFFINS OF THIRTEEN VICTIMS OF THE SWISSAIR SABOTAGE ARRIVED AT TEL AVIV'S LOD AIRPORT YESTERDAY ( MONDAY, MARCH 2ND ) ABOARD A SPECIAL SWISSAIR FLIGHT.

  • Description

    THE COFFINS OF THIRTEEN VICTIMS OF THE SWISSAIR SABOTAGE ARRIVED AT TEL AVIV'S LOD AIRPORT YESTERDAY ( MONDAY, MARCH 2ND ) ABOARD A SPECIAL SWISSAIR FLIGHT. AN OFFICIAL BURIAL SERVICE WAS HELD IN JERUSALEM TODAY ( TUESDAY).

    THE COFFINS WERE ACCOMPANIES BY AN ARMY CHAPLAIN WHO SUPERVISED NECESSARY PROCEDURES IN SWITZERLAND. THEY WERE LOWERED FROM THE SWISSAIR PLANE THREE BY THREE, AND CARRIED ON THE SHOULDERS OF SOLDIERS TO WAITING ARMY TRUCKS. A BRIEF SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED AT THE AIRPORT BY A RABBI FOR THE BEREAVED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

    THIRTEEN ISRAELIS WERE AMONG THE 38 PASSENGERS KILLED WHEN THE TEL-AVIV BOUND JET AIRLINER CRASHED IN NORTHERN SWITZERLAND ON FEBRUARY 21ST.

    MEANWHILE, AVIATION EXPERTS INVESTIGATING THE CRASH, HAVE REVEALED THAT AN EXPLOSION DAMAGED A VITAL AERIAL WIRE LINKED WITH THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM OF THE FOUR-ENGINED CORONADO. THIS THEY SAY, COULD HAVE POSSIBLY SENT THE PLANE ON ITS FATAL FALL TO EARTH NEAR THE SMALL VILLAGE OF WUERENLINGEN.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CRASH, A PALESTINE GUERRILLA ORGANISATION CLAIMED THAT IT HAD BLOWN UP THE AIRLINER, ONLY LATER TO DISCLAIM ANY CONNECTION WITH THE TRAGEDY.

    SYNOPSIS: TEL AVIV'S LOD AIRPORT, WHERE BEREAVED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF ISRAELI PASSENGERS KILLED IN THE RECENT SWISSAIR SABOTAGE, AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THEIR DEAD. MANY OF THE ELDERLY WERE OVERCOME BY GRIEF AND REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION, AS THE SPECIAL SWISSAIR FLIGHT TOUCHED DOWN - ITS CARGO, THIRTEEN COFFINS. THE ISRAELIS WERE AMONG 38 PASSENGERS KILLED WHEN THE TEL AVIV BOUND JET AIRLINER CRASHED IN NORTHERN SWITZERLAND ON FEBRUARY 21ST. THE COFFINS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ARMY CHAPLIN, WERE UNLOADED THREE BY THREE, AND CARRIED BY SOLDIERS TO WAITING ARMY TRUCKS. THE FINAL DESTINATION, JERUSALEM, WHERE AN OFFICIAL BURIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD. AT THE AIRPORT, A RABBI CONDUCTED A BRIEF MEMORIAL SERVICE.

    AVIATION EXPERTS INVESTIGATING THE CRASH EXPLOSION DAMAGED A VITAL AERIAL WIRE LINKED WITH THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM OF THE FOUR-ENGINED CORONADO. THIS THEY SAY, COULD HAVE POSSIBLY SENT THE PLANE ON TO ITS FATAL FALL TO EARTH NEAR THE SMALL VILLAGE OF WUERENLINGEN. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CRASH, A PALESTINE GUERRILLA ORGANISATION CLAIMED THAT IT HAD BLOWN UP THE AIRLINER, ONLY LATER TO DISCLAIM ANY CONNECTION WITH THE TRAGEDY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACLKH8HMXZDD9ETQMRSOIO2YS7
    Media URN:
    VLVACLKH8HMXZDD9ETQMRSOIO2YS7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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