• Short Summary

    SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS CLEARED WRECKAGE FROM A SAIGON ROAD LAST TUESDAY (1 APRIL) AFTER AN AMERICAN ARMY HELICOPTER SPUN OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO EVENING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, KILLING ELEVEN PEOPLE.

  • Description

    SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS CLEARED WRECKAGE FROM A SAIGON ROAD LAST TUESDAY (1 APRIL) AFTER AN AMERICAN ARMY HELICOPTER SPUN OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO EVENING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, KILLING ELEVEN PEOPLE.

    A U.S. MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID SEVEN CIVILIAN PEDESTRIANS AND FOUR AMERICAN CREWMEN DIED AS THE UH-I "HUEY" HELICOPTER SMASHED INTO THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF TAN SON NHUT AIRPORT. THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS OPPOSITE AN AMERICAN FIELD HOSPITAL.

    AN EYE-WITNESS SAID THE HELICOPTER APPEARED TO FALL ON OR JUST IN FRONT OF A SOUTH VIETNAMESE JEEP. BOTH IMMEDIATELY BURST INTO FLAMES AND WERE GUTTED. A MOTORCYCLE WAS ALSO DAMAGED IN THE CRASH.

    THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE HELICOPTER WAS CIRCLING NEAR THE GROUND TO ALLOW AN AIRCRAFT TO COME IN FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING WHEN IT WENT OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED.

    AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT HAS BEGUN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAJ4NK12XVPFQZI80VKKNTV2C
    Media URN:
    VLVADAJ4NK12XVPFQZI80VKKNTV2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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