Rhodesia's Transport Minister, Mr. Roger Hawkins, has claimed Air Rhodesia's acquisition of three Boeing 720?
Rhodesia's Transport Minister, Mr. Roger Hawkins, has claimed Air Rhodesia's acquisition of three Boeing 720 jet airliners -- its first jet aircraft -- as 'the biggest hole.....in sanctions for a number of years'. He made the claim at a news conference in Salisbury, the Rhodesian capital, on Tuesday (April 17).
He declined to say where the aircraft originated, although news reports said they came from a West German-based charter airline company that went bankrupt, but he did say they had been obtained at a very satisfactory price.
The aircraft began their journey in Basle, Switzerland, according to Mr. Hawkins and news reports, but the Swiss Government later said it had nothing to do with the deal.