• Short Summary

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

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    AERIAL VIEWS.. WRECKAGE (2 SHOTS).
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    SV PAN..WRECKAGE.
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    3.
    MV.SMOKING DEBRIS.
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    GV.SEARCHERS AMIDST WRECKAGE.
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    Initials AK/N/PB AK/N/JF/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 PLANE WENT INTO A DRIVE 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 STILL BURNING SOME HOUR 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 THE CRASHED IN THICK FOG 21 PEOPLE DIED. ON AN ISLAND OFF THE WEST AFRICA COAST, 18 OUT OF 32 ABOARD WERE KILLED WHEN A SKYMASTER EXPLODED ON TAKE-OFF.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAENZU5AT57IXO3HGXQUFT3W3L3
    Media URN:
    VLVAENZU5AT57IXO3HGXQUFT3W3L3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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