• Short Summary

    Townspeople began sorting through the wreckage of their homes in Goussainville, France, on Monday (4 June) in the aftermath of the crash of the Soviet Tupolev-144 supersonic airliner.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Destroyed houses and cars (4 shots)
    0.24

    2.
    CU & GV Villagers searching wreckage carrying out personal belongings (2 shots)
    0.38

    3.
    MV & CU Parts of aircraft littered around village (5 shots)
    1.14

    4.
    CU Part of aircraft on roadside, PAN to small boy pedalling by on bicycle
    1.18



    Initials ES. 2.20 ES. 2.33


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Townspeople began sorting through the wreckage of their homes in Goussainville, France, on Monday (4 June) in the aftermath of the crash of the Soviet Tupolev-144 supersonic airliner.

    At least 15 people died, and 25 were injured when flaming wreckage, and huge pieces of the disintegrating airliner smashed into the village.

    The Tupolev-144 -- nicknamed the "Concordski" -- is the Soviet equivalent of the giant British-French Concorde.

    The 'plane was the first supersonic airliner ever to crash. It had been making a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, and appeared to break up in flight.

    A Franco-Soviet enquiry is under way, to determine the cause of the disaster.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7A96JCLZ3AQ2PWK3CLT54MPP6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A96JCLZ3AQ2PWK3CLT54MPP6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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