• Short Summary

    GECOMIN, THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL MINING COMPANY, RECENTLY DECIDED TO SPEED UP COMMUNICATIONS THROUGHOUT ITS AREA OF OPERATIONS AND TO DO SO, TOOK DELIVERY OF TWO SMALL JET AIRCRAFT FROM AN AMERICAN MANUFACTURER.

  • Description

    GECOMIN, THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL MINING COMPANY, RECENTLY DECIDED TO SPEED UP COMMUNICATIONS THROUGHOUT ITS AREA OF OPERATIONS AND TO DO SO, TOOK DELIVERY OF TWO SMALL JET AIRCRAFT FROM AN AMERICAN MANUFACTURER. THEY WILL BE USED TO CARRY UP TO SIX PASSENGERS AND 550 POUNDS (250 KILOS) OF LUGGAGE BETWEEN CONGO'S MINING CENTRES.

    THE TWO WERE FLOWN INTO KINSHASA'S AIRPORT AT NDJILI. CALLED LEAR-JET 23's, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF FLYING AT SPEEDS UP TO 620 MILES AN HOUR (1,000 K.P.H.) WITH A RANGE OF ABOUT 2,000 MILES (3,200 KMS). EACH HAS TWO JET ENGINES.

    GECOMIN PLANS TO USE THE TWO BUSINESS JETS BOTH FOR TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN CENTRES OF ADMINISTRATION AND THE INTERIOR AND ALSO FOR SURVEYING POSSIBLE AREAS OF EXPLOITATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1GPCSX4JNFRXSEZT8I029CRH8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GPCSX4JNFRXSEZT8I029CRH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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