A Soviet made II yushin-62 jet airliner crashed near Damascus, Syria, on wednesday (20 th ) killing 126 people.
SCU ZOOM OUT TO GV Wreckage of 'plane on ground
SV Wreckage on fire
SV ZOOM OUT Smouldering wreckage
SV PAN Debris
CU Engine ZOOM OUT TO other wreckage
GV PAN Wreckage (2 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Personal belongings TO wreckage
Initials BB/0205 DSD/JB/BB/0215
REPORTER: CHRIS DRAKE
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: A Soviet made II yushin-62 jet airliner crashed near Damascus, Syria, on wednesday (20 th ) killing 126 people. The Czechoslovak Airlines jet was approaching the Damascus airport when the crash occurred. It was carrying mostly East Europeans and Syrians on their way from Prague. It smashed into a low hill as it approached Damascus. Only two survived -- a doctor and a young child.
Among the passengers were Danish conductor Erling Hoey, his wife, Kathrin, and his son, Jacob. Mr. Hoey was the conductor of the Iran Philharmonic orchestra. They were all Killed.
Experts are still seeking the cause of the crash.
This film comes with an English commentary by BBC reporter Chris Drake. The transcript is overleaf.