• Short Summary

    TWENTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A TOKYO-BOUND CONVAIR AIRLINER WITH 42 PEOPLE ON BOARD CRASHED WHILE PREPARING TO LAND ON KYUSHU, JAPAN'S MAIN SOUTHERN ISLAND.

  • Description

    TWENTY PEOPLE WERE KILLED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN A TOKYO-BOUND CONVAIR AIRLINER WITH 42 PEOPLE ON BOARD CRASHED WHILE PREPARING TO LAND ON KYUSHU, JAPAN'S MAIN SOUTHERN ISLAND. AMONG THE DEAD WERE TWO AIR HOSTESSES AND A PARTY OF HOLIDAYMAKERS ON A SIGHTSEEING TOUR.

    THE PLANE, A CONVAIR 240 OPERATED BY FUJI AIRLINES, WAS FLYING FROM KAGOSHIMA ON THE SOUTHERN TIP OF THE ISLAND. COMING IN TO LAND AT OITA AIRPORT, IT HIT AN EMBANKMENT, SHATTERED AND BURST INTO FLAMES.

    POLICE SAID FIVE OF THE 22 SURVIVORS, BADLY INJURED, HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. GOVERNMENT AVIATION AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY BEGAN AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARUAA9IWAOOBRCL8PWJWCRUQ3
    Media URN:
    VLVARUAA9IWAOOBRCL8PWJWCRUQ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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