• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN RECONNAISSANCE JET PLANE COLLIDED WITH A SUPER CONSTELLATION CARGO AIRCRAFT IN MID-AIR ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOUR MILES NORTH OF SAIGON.

  • Description


    CRASH SITE; AMERICAN TROOPS LOOKING AT WRECKAGE; COOKING UTENSILS OF FLATTENED HOME; TROOPS RECOVERING BODIES FROM PADDY FIELD.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN AMERICAN RECONNAISSANCE JET PLANE COLLIDED WITH A SUPER CONSTELLATION CARGO AIRCRAFT IN MID-AIR ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOUR MILES NORTH OF SAIGON. ALL SEVEN AMERICAN CIVILIAN CREWMEN OF THE AIRLINER WERE KILLED. THE TWO CREW MEMBERS OF THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE MANAGED TO EJECT TO SAFETY.

    THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE BELONGED TO THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND THE FOUR-ENGINED AIRLINER WAS UNDER CONTRACT TO THE AMERICAN MILITARY AIRLIFT COMMAND.

    THE TWO PLANES CRASHED INTO A PADDY FIELD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COLLISION SETTING FIRE TO TWO HOMES IN THE VICINITY. THERE WERE NO CIVILIAN CASUALTIES.

    AMERICAN TROOPS QUICKLY MOVED IN TO SEAL OFF THE AREA AGAINST A POSSIBLE ATTACK BY VIET CONG FORCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79BB4K3T1BOZWVY51NP1GR277
    Media URN:
    VLVA79BB4K3T1BOZWVY51NP1GR277
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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