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    HUGHIE GREEN, BRITISH TELEVISION PERSONALITY, WHOSE PRIVATE PLANE WAS "BUZZED" BY RUSSIAN JET FIGHTERS IN THE BERLIN AIR CORRIDOR ON TUESDAY, TODAY (SATURDAY) FLEW IT BACK TO LONDON WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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    HUGHIE GREEN, BRITISH TELEVISION PERSONALITY, WHOSE PRIVATE PLANE WAS "BUZZED" BY RUSSIAN JET FIGHTERS IN THE BERLIN AIR CORRIDOR ON TUESDAY, TODAY (SATURDAY) FLEW IT BACK TO LONDON WITHOUT INCIDENT. HE'S NOW WRITING TO THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. MACMILLAN, ASKING WHO WILL COMPENSATE HIM FOR THE EXPENSE INCURRED IN RECOVERING THE PLANE - A CHARTERED CESSNA.

    AFTER TUESDAY'S AFFAIR, IN WHICH THE RUSSIAN MIGS FIRED SEVERAL BURST NEAR HIS AIRCRAFT WHEN HE'D IGNORED THEIR SIGNALS TO LAND, MR. GREEN LEFT THE CESSNA IN BERLIN AND RETURNED TO LONDON. TODAY, HE WENT BACK AND RECOVERED IT, BUT SAYS THE EXTRA AIR FARES HAVE COST HIM GBP250, AND HE WANTS COMPENSATION.

    MR. GREEN, WHO'S QUIZMASTER IN THE COMMERCIAL TELEVISION PROGRAMME, "DOUBLE YOUR MONEY", AND A FORMER PILOT IN THE CANADIAN AIR FORCE, ORIGINALLY WENT TO BERLIN TO ENTERTAIN BRITISH FORCES THERE. HE SAYS THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF AVIATION PASSED ON HIS FLIGHT PLAN TO THE "PROPER AUTHORITY", AND IT WAS THE SAME AS HE USED TO RETURN.

    TODAY, HE KEPT IN CONTINUAL RADIO CONTACT WITH THE BRITISH CONTROL TOWER TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS NO TROUBLE. MR. GREEN SAID HE HAD A SMOOTH TRIP HOME, BUT FLYING THROUGH THE BERLIN AIR CORRIDOR, HE KEPT THE THROTTLE OPEN TO "MAKE SURE OF SPEED - LOTS OF SPEED".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2S79K02ZKSOVIP7OA3BGB1YEW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S79K02ZKSOVIP7OA3BGB1YEW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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