• Short Summary

    The crew of a Qantas 707 jet airliner has reported seeing a huge orange flash over the Pacific about the time the Russian rocket is believed to have landed.

  • Description

    The crew of a Qantas 707 jet airliner has reported seeing a huge orange flash over the Pacific about the time the Russian rocket is believed to have landed. The plane was flying between Honolulu and Canton Island when the crew saw the flash about five minutes past three in the morning. The captain of the aircraft -- Captain A. Gray, of Mosman, Sydney, said on his arrival at Kingsford Smith Airport that the flash was about 100-miles to the west. It appeared at a height of about 20-thousand feet.

    Captain Gray was asked ....

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1YGNEIQQ45NK5CIR9IB642MRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1YGNEIQQ45NK5CIR9IB642MRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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