• Short Summary

    A chilean Airliner made an emergency landing near Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina just before midnight on Friday, and all 64 people aboard scrambled to safety through emergency chutes before the aircraft burst into flames.

  • Description

    A chilean Airliner made an emergency landing near Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina just before midnight on Friday, and all 64 people aboard scrambled to safety through emergency chutes before the aircraft burst into flames.

    SYNOPSIS: The Chilean Boeing 707 airliner left Santiago six hours after schedule. It made an emergency landing in the wooded area three miles off the Ezeiza International landing area and burst into flames.

    Firemen and rescue teams rushed to the scene, but only two teams reached the aircraft. Five others got stuck in the mud of the swampy area surrounding the airport. The firemen who fought the firs had to use chemicals. Source said the aircraft's tail caught fire after brushing trees while making the emergency landing. Firemen gave up as the flames were closing in one the fuel tanks of the plane.

    People inside the plane scrambled through emergency chutes to safety. One passenger said there was panic aboard, as the plane landed with a violent crash in one wing. Apparently there was not a hint of any trouble throughout the flight from Santiago. One passenger said that two minutes after the pilot announced that they were due to land passengers felt a violent jolt and the plane appeared to be out of control.

    Airline authorities said that 22 people were injured, but there was no danger of loss of life. One of the passengers, Stuart Allen from Florida, USA talked about the crash.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEPP2TCPABH93KP3D90HAX289X
    Media URN:
    VLVAEPP2TCPABH93KP3D90HAX289X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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