• Short Summary

    THERE IS STILL CONFLICT IN ISRAELI AND SYRIAN REPORTS ON THE LANDING OF TWO MIG-17 JET AIRCRAFT IN NORTHERN ISRAEL YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THERE IS STILL CONFLICT IN ISRAELI AND SYRIAN REPORTS ON THE LANDING OF TWO MIG-17 JET AIRCRAFT IN NORTHERN ISRAEL YESTERDAY (MONDAY). ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL ISRAELI SPOKESMAN, TWO SYRIAN PILOTS LANDED THEIR AIRCRAFT ON A SMALL AGRICULTURAL AIRFIELD IN NORTHERN ISRAEL, OUT OF FUEL AND UNSURE OF THEIR PRECISE LOCATION. SYRIAN SOURCES CLAIMED THE TWO JETS WERE "ACCOMPANIED" IN.

    FARMERS WORKING IN A NEARBY FIELD WATCHED WITH AMAZEMENT AS THE AIRCRAFT CIRCLED THE AIRFIELD, NORMALLY USED LIGHT AIRCRAFT TO SPRAY INSECTICIDE.

    A CROWD GATHERED AS THE TWO DAZED PILOTS STEPPED FROM THE JETS. WHEN TOLD THEY WERE IN ISRAEL, OBSERVERS SAID, THEY BLANCHED PERCEPTIBLY.

    TODAY THERE WAS CONJECTURE THAT THE TWO JETS MIGHT BE EXCHANGED FOR THE HI-JACKED EL AL AIRLINER AND ITS 12 ISRAELI PASSENGERS HELD I ALGERIA FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS. ACCORDING TO PRESS REPORTS. "CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM" WAS BEING VOICED ON THE CHANGES OF AN EXCHANGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GBPZNM1JGFP3LFIUBA4KKZP4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GBPZNM1JGFP3LFIUBA4KKZP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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