FRANCE: RESCUE TEAMS WORK THROUGH NIGHT AT SITE OF CRASHED AIR FRANCE CONCORDE OUTSIDE PARISRecord ID: 383730
- Title: FRANCE: RESCUE TEAMS WORK THROUGH NIGHT AT SITE OF CRASHED AIR FRANCE CONCORDE OUTSIDE PARIS
- Date: 26th July 2000
- Summary: GONESSE, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2000) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF RESCUERS AT WORK UNDER SPOTLIGHTS AT NIGHT (8 SHOTS) 0.53 2. VARIOUS OF REMAINS BEING PUT ON STRETCHERS AND TAKEN AWAY (8 SHOTS) 2.30 3. MV/SCU: SECURITY AT SCENE (2 SHOTS) 2.40 4. LV: DISERTED ROAD WITH SMOKE IN DISTANCE 2.44 5. PAN: MEDIA NEAR SITE 2.55 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: GONESSE, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:02:55
- Story Text: Rescue teams worked through the night into Wednesday
(July 26) at the site of the crashed Concorde outside Paris.
Under spotlights they recovered some of the bodies of the 109
victims, most burned beyond recognition.
The bodies had been covered with white sheets and
marked with large orange and white cones. With only spotlights
for light rescuers worked through the night to recover the
remains, stretchering them away for examination at a mortuary.
109 passengers and crew died along with four people on the
ground when the Concorde flight from Charles de Gaulle airport
outside Paris to New York crashed shortly after take off. It
appeared at least one engine was on fire.
The fireball that engulfed the aircraft was so intense
victims may have to be identified through dental records.
Several hours after the crash firemen were still dousing the
smouldering wreckage with their hosepipes.
The grim task of recovering bodies will continue on
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