• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed the scene at Mar del Plata, Argentine, Jan 17, where a Curtiss plane plunged into the sea. 51 people were killed and there was only one survivor, Roverto Servente, who swam ashore.

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    Visnews filmed the scene at Mar del Plata, Argentine, Jan 17, where a Curtiss plane plunged into the sea. 51 people were killed and there was only one survivor, Roverto Servente, who swam ashore.

    Frogmen and divers search the 100 feet deep sea where the plane crashed, searching for wreckage and bodies. Along the beaches relatives of the dead wait for the incoming bodies.

    The plane, of Austral a new Argentine airline, was on an inaugural flight from Buenos Aires to Bahia Blanca, with guests of the airline aboard.

    As the pilot brought the plane into land for an intermediate stop there was a cloud-burst. Mar del Plata airport control advised him to keep airborne until the rain cleared. Suddenly the plane dived and crashed into the sea.

    Rescue operations were hampered by heavy seas and later bodies were washed ashore.

    Among the dead is the President of the Argentine Science Society, Dr. Eduardo Braun Menedez, and the racing driver Alvaro Piano.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEO59FBU0WK465U2C3KNEUYBPG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO59FBU0WK465U2C3KNEUYBPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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