• Short Summary

    In a solemn military ceremony in Amman, Jordan, Oct 5, a coffin containing the body of a Syrian air force pilot was borne on the shoulders of Jordanian Army and Air Force officers in procession from Amman Hospital to a point further out of the city, where it was taken aboard an ambulance and driven to the Syrian border to be handed over to United Arab Republic authorities.

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    In a solemn military ceremony in Amman, Jordan, Oct 5, a coffin containing the body of a Syrian air force pilot was borne on the shoulders of Jordanian Army and Air Force officers in procession from Amman Hospital to a point further out of the city, where it was taken aboard an ambulance and driven to the Syrian border to be handed over to United Arab Republic authorities.

    The dead pilot, Lieutenant Adnan Madani, is reported to have shot himself Oct 4 in an officers' mess in Amman. Lt. Madani is stated to have landed his MIG 17-F jet fighter aircraft in Amman last week and to have asked for political asylum.

    United Arab Republic authorities protest that he made an emergency landing, and was tortured and later killed by Jordan because he refused to co-operate with anti-U.A.R. propaganda plans.

    Treated as a "martyr to tyrants and imperialists", the body of Lt. Madani was given a heroes funeral procession through crowded Damascus streets Oct 6. His death has brought Syrian-Jordanian relations down to their lowest level since the death of Premier Majali of Jordan. President Nasser is reported to have said that "revenge" for Madani's death will soon be taken.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RVMLLN9JCNT53O4NJ9D64J3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RVMLLN9JCNT53O4NJ9D64J3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
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    N/A

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