• Short Summary

    A death toll of 100, believed to be mainly women and children, could still not be confirmed many hours after a British charter aircraft crashed near Basle Airport on Tuesday (April 10).

  • Description

    1.
    SV & CUs Rescue workers carrying bodies & laying out on ground (3 shots)
    0.38

    2.
    SV & CU Woman survivor interviewed
    1.49


    REPORTER: "Can you tall us what happened this morning?"



    SURVIVOR: "Well we don't really know a lot, But the plane came down and he had to take off again and he just overshot the runway. The next thing we knew we were all upsidedown and things, you know."



    REPORTER: "And then what did you do?"



    SURVIVOR: "Well we quickly go out of the plane and walked away from it as far as we could and just stood out in the woods because we just didn't know which way to go really. You know, we thought we might get further our and no one could find us."



    REPORTER: "Then how did you come to this house?"



    SURVIVOR: "Well we heard a dog bark and the young boy was taking the dog for a walk and one of the stewardesses she ran to him and told him and he came back and got some help, and they brought us back here."



    REPORTER: "Thank you."



    The young woman survivor was badly shaken by the crash when she spoke with reporters. A local farmer said it took him an hour to find the wreckage after he first heard the shouts of survivors.



    A death toll of 110, mainly woman and children on a one day charter flight to Basle, Switzerland, from England could still not be confirmed many hours after the Viscount berliner had plunged to the ground and exploded in a wood on Tuesday. Driving snow and thick fog hindered rescue operations. One of the survivors said the crash came after an aborted landing attempt. A local farmer said it took him an hour to find the wreckage after he first heard the shouts of survivors. The plane's owners, Invicta Travel of London, said there were 35 survivors out of 139 passengers and six crew. These figures had not been confirmed. A survivor told reporters what happened:




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    Background: A death toll of 100, believed to be mainly women and children, could still not be confirmed many hours after a British charter aircraft crashed near Basle Airport on Tuesday (April 10).

    The aircraft, a four engined Viscount owned by Invicta Travel of London, plummeted down on its back, exploded and burst into flames after its wing tip struck a tree, according to one of the survivors.

    Driving snow and thick fog hindered rescue operations. The flight was from bristol in the west of England. The passengers were on a one-day excursion to a trade fair in Basle. The plane's owners said there were 35 survivors out of 139 passengers and six crew. These figures had not been confirmed.

    Most of the passengers were from three small English villages.

    One of the survivors told reporters what had happened.:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1W7G203WGJ03A33Q3SY3XXNBR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1W7G203WGJ03A33Q3SY3XXNBR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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