• Short Summary

    On Thursday (21 August) experts were still searching for the black-box flight recorder in the wreckage of the Russian built Ilyushin-62 Czechoslovak Airlines jet that crashed outside Damascus on Wednesday (20 August) killing 126 people.

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    On Thursday (21 August) experts were still searching for the black-box flight recorder in the wreckage of the Russian built Ilyushin-62 Czechoslovak Airlines jet that crashed outside Damascus on Wednesday (20 August) killing 126 people. There were only two survivors. The bodies of many victims were charred beyond recognition.

    The experts studied Syrian reports and recordings of contacts between the pilot and the Damascus Air Port Control Tower as part of their investigations into the cause of the disaster.

    The aircraft came down in the desert about 12 miles ( 18 kilometres) from the city as it was coming into land on a regular flight from Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    Airline officials said they had now established that the airliner was carrying 50 Czechs -- 16 bound for Damascus, 14 for baghdad and 20 for Teheran. Most of the remaining passengers were syrians or Iraqis.

    Ilyushin-62 airlines have been involved in two previous major disasters in recent years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJSLNIQHY0KXLCCJPML30SNXX
    Media URN:
    VLVAJSLNIQHY0KXLCCJPML30SNXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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