• Short Summary

    ALL TEN PEOPLE ABOARD AN AMERICAN MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE WERE KILLED ON FRIDAY WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN IN GREECE.

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    ALL TEN PEOPLE ABOARD AN AMERICAN MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANE WERE KILLED ON FRIDAY WHEN THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN IN GREECE. THIS WAS REPORTED BY RESCUE TEAMS AFTER THEY'D MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH SNOW AND THICK FOG TO THE CRASH SCENE - THE 4,800FT (1,460-METRE) PEAK OF MOUNT HELMOS IN THE PELOPONNESE.

    THE RESCUERS REPORTED BACK TO BASE BY 'WALKIE-TALKIE' RADIO THAT DISMEMBERED BODIES, BURNED BEYOND RECOGNITION, WERE FOUND AMONG THE WRECKAGE.

    THE AIRCRAFT, CARRYING MAIL, WAS FLYING FROM AVIANO AIR BASE IN NORTH EASTERN ITALY TO ATHENS. IT CARRIED A CREW OF EIGHT AND TWO PASSENGERS. LOCAL POLICE REPORTED THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY A FIRE AFTER THE PLANE HIT THE MOUNTAIN - 100 MILES (160 KILOMETRES) WEST OF ATHENS - AT ABOUT 6.30 A.M. LOCAL TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF08P8BOLRY14BEJJHBWLPNIXG
    Media URN:
    VLVAF08P8BOLRY14BEJJHBWLPNIXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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