• Short Summary

    In Laos a pro-communist Pathet Lao delegation which has been trying to reach an agreement with the Government to end nine years of civil war, inspected a Soviet Union transport aircraft at the capital's airport on Monday (12 February).

  • Description

    In Laos a pro-communist Pathet Lao delegation which has been trying to reach an agreement with the Government to end nine years of civil war, inspected a Soviet Union transport aircraft at the capital's airport on Monday (12 February).

    The aircraft, an Asroflot Antonov AN-Twelve was carrying a dismantled smaller plane in its cargo hold.

    The unusual cargo was an Antonov AN-Two, a single-engined bi-plane which will be assembled by Soviet engineers at Vientiane airport for liaison flights from the capital.

    The Deputy leader of the Pathet Lao delegation in Vientiane, Mr. Soth Berracy, and Soviet Embassy officials formerly greeted the aircraft's officers before inspecting the transport and its cargo.

    SYNOPSIS: At Vientiane Airport in Laos, Pathet Lao delegates attending the country's current peace talks, greeted the arrival of a Soviet Union transport aircraft on Monday.

    The delegation met members of the Soviet Embassy staff in Vientiane before inspecting the Aeroflot Antonov-AN-Twelve aircraft and its unusual cargo.

    In the hold of the huge transport were sections of a smaller plane, an Antonov An-Two. The dismantled aircraft, a single-engined bi-plane will be assembled by Soviet aircraft engineers at Vientiane Airport before being put into liaison flight service from the capital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3WUXXPYY4QOMCSG8CSCX94JHE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WUXXPYY4QOMCSG8CSCX94JHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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