• Short Summary

    Sixty-nine Japanese flow half way around the world to attend a simple Buddhist memorial service in the Ermenonville Forest, near Paris on Wednesday (6 March).

  • Description


    SV Coach arrives with relatives and
    0.16


    Buddhist priest out of car and greeted by French officials
    0.24


    SV Relatives walk to crash site past guard of honour
    0.35


    SV Crowd watch as Buddhist priest conducts service
    0.46


    SV Relatives pay homage and look for mementoes
    1.12


    MCU Man examines piece of cloth
    1.18


    SV Couple look for mementoes of relatives
    1.25


    SV Relative leave scene of crash




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sixty-nine Japanese flow half way around the world to attend a simple Buddhist memorial service in the Ermenonville Forest, near Paris on Wednesday (6 March). They were relatives of the fifty Japanese nationals believed to have died Sunday (2 March) in the worst crash in aviation history. In all, 346 passengers and crew died in the plunge of the Turkish Airlines DC - 10.

    After the service, the relatives toured the crash scene, hoping for some signs of those who were killed. Later they went to the nearby town of Senilis to attempt to identify clothing remains found at the site. Bodies were too badly mutilated for identification and have been taken to a morgue in Paris.

    The visit of the relatives came amid mounting speculation in the French cress that the crash had been caused by a sudden de-pressurization of the 'plane when a faulty door to the luggage hold blew out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE8808I7NZDXXBC1W4RIAJ4CAP
    Media URN:
    VLVAE8808I7NZDXXBC1W4RIAJ4CAP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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