• Short Summary

    THE SHATTERED REMAINS OF AN AIRCRAFT LIE IN THE SINAI SANDS -- ISRAEL SAYS IT IS A SOVIET-MADE SUKHOI 7 FIGHTER AND CLAIMS IT IS THE 60TH EGYPTIAN PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY HER FORCES SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR IN 1967.

  • Description

    THE SHATTERED REMAINS OF AN AIRCRAFT LIE IN THE SINAI SANDS -- ISRAEL SAYS IT IS A SOVIET-MADE SUKHOI 7 FIGHTER AND CLAIMS IT IS THE 60TH EGYPTIAN PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY HER FORCES SINCE THE SIX-DAY WAR IN 1967. THIS WAS ONE OF TWO EGYPTIAN PLANES ISRAEL CLAIMED SHOT DOWN OVER THE SUEZ CANAL ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 27).

    THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 27) WAS A DAY OF AERIAL ACTIVITY OVER THE CANAL CULMINATING IN A MIDNIGHT RAID BY ISRAELI PLANES ON EGYPTIAN MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

    EARLIER THE ISRAELIS CLAIMED THAT EGYPTIAN FIGHTERS HAD PENETRATED ISRAELI TERRITORY SOON AFTER MID-DAY. THE ISRAELI'S CLAIMED THAT TWO EGYPTIAN AIRCRAFT WERE BROUGHT DOWN, ONE IN A DOG-FIGHT WITH ISRAELI FIGHTERS AND THE OTHER BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE.

    THEY SAID THE FIRST AIRCRAFT, A MIG 17 CRASHED DEEP INSIDE EGYPT AND THE PILOT WAS SEEN TO PARACHUTE DOWN. THE SECOND, A SUKHOI 7, CRASHED IN SINAI AND THE PILOT DIED IN THE WRECKAGE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WJOSPGJOMWWIB3M01JN31RW4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WJOSPGJOMWWIB3M01JN31RW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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