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    KENYA'S FOURTH FLYING SAFARI ENDED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), IN ANOTHER VICTORY FRO CESSNA LIGHT AIRCRAFT. THE?

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    KENYA'S FOURTH FLYING SAFARI ENDED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), IN ANOTHER VICTORY FRO CESSNA LIGHT AIRCRAFT. THE WINNERS - MR. K. HOLDING AND MR. D.J. LEONARD - LANDED AT WILSON AIRPORT, NAIROBI, IN A CESSNA 310.

    THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME CESSNAS HAVE TAKEN FIRST PLACE IN THE SAFARI, WHICH IS AN ANNUAL EVENT SPONSORED JOINTLY BY KENYA SHELL AND B.P. PETROLEUM COMPANIES, AND PROMOTED BY THE AERO CLUB OF EAST AFRICA.

    COMPETITORS TOOK OFF FROM WILSON AIRPORT ON SATURDAY. THE COURSE WAS 2,000 MILES (3,200 KM.), WITH A HALF-WAY HALT FOR THE NIGHT AT MALINDI, KENYA'S INDIAN OCEAN RESORT.

    THIS YEAR, THE RACE ATTRACTED A RECORD NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS - 46 FROM KENYA, ZAMBIA, AND UGANDA, AND CHAMPION LONE FLIER MISS SHEILA SCOTT, FROM ENGLAND. ALL ENTRIES WERE LIGHT AIRCRAFT, DIVIDED INTO TWO CLASSES, ONE FOR PILOTS WITH A COMMERCIAL LICENSE, AND ONE FOR PRIVATE PILOTS.

    AFTER THE CESSNA, A TWIN COMMANCHE CAME IN SECOND, AND ANOTHER COMMANCHE THIRD. A KENYA AIRFORCE BEAVER, PILOTED BY JOSHI AND INDA TOOK FOURTH POSITION. A KENYA POLICE CESSNA MANAGED TO COME HOME FIFTH IN SPITE OF A BURST TYRE AT MALINDI, AND WAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY GREETED KENYA POLICE COMMISSIONER HINGA.

    MISS SCOTT, IN A COMMANCHE, WAS UNPLACED. SHE HAD SAID BEFORE TI START, THAT SHE HAD LITTLE CHANCE OF WINNING: "THE LOCAL BOYS KNOW THE WAY BETTER THAT I DO". SHE DID, HOWEVER, HAVE SOME UNWELCOME EXCITEMENT DURING THE TRIP. SOME PILOTS IN THE RACE TRIED TO THROW HER INTO A SWIMMING POOL DURING A PARTY AT THE MALINDI HALT. IN THE SCUFFLE, HER CO-PILOT, ALAN COULSON, WHO WENT TO SAVE HER, BROKE HIS ANKLE. THOUGH IN GREAT PAIN, HE CONTINUED THE FLIGHT - AND WALKED FROM HIS PLANE AT THE FINISH ON CRUTCHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GM68LM01EHNYXMUIUUZLHRA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GM68LM01EHNYXMUIUUZLHRA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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