• Short Summary

    THE ICY WASTES OF GREENLAND - AS THE U.S. AIR FORCE MOUNTS A BIG SEARCH?

  • Description

    THE ICY WASTES OF GREENLAND - AS THE U.S. AIR FORCE MOUNTS A BIG SEARCH FOR THE PILOT OF A MISSING AIRCRAFT. THIS WAS THE SCENE ON TUESDAY AFTER DISTRESS SIGNALS HAD BEEN REC??? FROM VETERAN AMERICAN PILOT MAX CONRAD, BETTER KNOWN AS THE "FLYING GRANDPA."
    CONRAD, WHO IS 62, WAS ATTEMPTING HIS 100TH ATLANTIC CROSSING - FERRYING A SINGLE-ENGINES ITALIAN AIRCRAFT FROM ICELAND TO GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR. FIVE HOURS OUT, OVER SOUTHERN GREENLAND, HE RADIOED A MAYDAY DISTRESS CALL AND CRASH-LANDED ON A GLACIER.

    AFTER SPOTTING THE CRASHED AIRCRAFT, SEARCHERS FOUND CONRAD A MILE (1600 METRES) AWAY ON THE EDGE OF THE ICE-CAP. A FISHING BOAT WAS DIRECTED TO THE SPOT, WHERE HE WAS PICKED UP "IN FINE SHAPE," APPARENTLY UNHURT.

    LATER, HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A DANISH AIRCRAFT AND TAKEN TO A GREENLAND AIR BASE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2HHGA7714PE9U3FK7TTL5QBJI
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HHGA7714PE9U3FK7TTL5QBJI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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