• Short Summary

    A United States Navy DC6, carrying members of a band accompanying President Eisenhower on his South American tour, collided with a Brazilian airliner over Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janiero, in thick fog Feb 23.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN.Launches searching in Guanabara Bay
    0.07

    2.
    NEAR V.Ditto
    0.11

    3.
    LV. Onlookers on quayside
    0.14

    4.
    SV. Rescued US Navy man being assisted out of boat onto quayside
    0.21

    5.
    SV. Second US Navy man being assisted ashore
    0.28

    6.
    SV. Third US Navy man being assisted ashore
    0.44

    7.
    LV. Ditto
    0.46

    8.
    SV.PAN.Dead bodies in launch alongside quay
    0.54

    9.
    GV. Plane wreckage in tree
    0.56

    10.
    CLOSER V.Ditto
    1.02

    11.
    SV. Plane wreckage being salvaged - onto boat
    1.08

    12.
    SV. Sheets of music floating in water
    1.10

    13.
    CU. Swimmer hands sheets to man on boat
    1.14

    14.
    EV. Sheets of music and wreckage on boat
    1.19

    15.
    CU. Music
    1.21

    16.
    SV. Wreckage being hoisted ashore
    1.25

    17.
    LV. Launch continuing search
    1.28



    Initials TDH/B/ABS/CW


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    Background: A United States Navy DC6, carrying members of a band accompanying President Eisenhower on his South American tour, collided with a Brazilian airliner over Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janiero, in thick fog Feb 23. Both plunged into the bay.

    Officials reports Feb 26 said 29 bodies and 14 survivors had been pulled from the water. Authorities listed 62 persons aboard the two aircraft - 37 in the Navy transport, and 25 in the C47 of Brazil's Real airline.

    President Eisenhower had just ended a triumphal visit to Rio only a few hours before the two planes collided. He was then in Sao Paulo.

    The bandsmen were scheduled to play that same night at a formal US Embassy reception given on President Eisenhower's behalf for Brazilian President Kubitschek.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4FQO0SUX8NLFHQPY88Q7X9F8U
    Media URN:
    VLVA4FQO0SUX8NLFHQPY88Q7X9F8U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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