• Short Summary

    FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE THIS MORNING WHAT CAUSED THE MID-AIR EXPLOSION OF A BRANIFF TURBO-PROF ELECTRA AIRLINER LAST SEPTEMBER 29TH. (twenty-ninth)
    AND NEAR BUFFALO, TEXAS (place -source), THIS WEEK, 250 (two-hundred-and-fifty) SOLDIERS FROM FORT HOOD ARE COMBING THE WOODS FOR MINUTE BITS OF WRECKAGE....

  • Description


    CU -- SIGN "COMMAND POST" -- TILT UP - TEMTS



    ARMY TRUCKS LINED UP



    HELICOPTER COMING IN FOR LANDING



    SOLDIERS WALKING THROUGH WOODS



    AERIAL VIEW -- SOLDIERS



    TRUCKS LOADED WITH WRECKAGE OF CHASM



    2 SHOTS -- SOLDIERS WALKING THROUGH WOODS



    CU -- PIECE OF WRECKAGE -- PAN TO - SOLDIER WITH WALKIE-TALKIE



    2 CU'S -- PIECE OF FRAGMENT, NUMBERED




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE THIS MORNING WHAT CAUSED THE MID-AIR EXPLOSION OF A BRANIFF TURBO-PROF ELECTRA AIRLINER LAST SEPTEMBER 29TH. (twenty-ninth)
    AND NEAR BUFFALO, TEXAS (place -source), THIS WEEK, 250 (two-hundred-and-fifty) SOLDIERS FROM FORT HOOD ARE COMBING THE WOODS FOR MINUTE BITS OF WRECKAGE....WRECKAGE WHICH WILL BE PIECED TOGETHER IN THE CONTINUING EFFORT TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THE DISASTER.

    IT'S A TEDIOUS JOS. THE MEN ARE SPREAD OUT OVER A TWO-AND-A-HALF MILE FRONT ....ABOUT FIVE FEET APART....AND WHEN A PART IS LOCATED (EVEN A PART AS TINY AS A TEN-CENT PIECE), IT IS PLOTTED ON A MAP OF THE AREA.

    THE BIGGER PIECES OF THE WRECKAGE ARE HAULED AWAY FROM THE SCENE IN ARMY TRUCKS. LATER -- WHEN THE FOOT BY FOOT SEARCH IS COMPLETED -- INVESTIGATORS WILL ATTEMPT TO LITERALLY REBUILD THE PLANE. FROM THE RECONSTRUCTION, AUTHORITIES HOPE TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION. PERHAPS THEY WILL EVEN BE ABLE TO NARROW IT DOWN TO THE FAILURE OF A SPECIFIC PART OF THE PLANE.

    BUT FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE 34 (thirty-four) PERSONS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT, THIS WILL BE LITTLE CONSOLATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SC7U28SNSFCK3QI7FKZ3PVN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SC7U28SNSFCK3QI7FKZ3PVN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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