• Short Summary

    The Suez Canal ceasefire faced its tensest moments today (Saturday 10th September) since it began 13 months ago, after Israel claimed Egypt shot down a transport aircraft over Israeli-held territory on Friday (18 September).

  • Description

    The Suez Canal ceasefire faced its tensest moments today (Saturday 10th September) since it began 13 months ago, after Israel claimed Egypt shot down a transport aircraft over Israeli-held territory on Friday (18 September).

    But Israeli leaders, although they viewed the incident as a serious premeditated act of provocation, apparently hoped the truce would weather the storm and not degenerate into a resumption of the artillery barrages and air raids that raged early last year.

    Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv on Friday that the low-speed Stratocruiser transport aircraft was hit by a missile in what "showed every sings of being a premeditated act" while flying some 14 miles (22 kms) east of the Suez Canal over Israeli-held Sinai.

    One of the four-engine aircraft's eight-man crew baled out safely, but others are listed as missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CBIA6RC1MVAW9RHSAUN8Y9R1
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CBIA6RC1MVAW9RHSAUN8Y9R1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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