• Short Summary

    A DC-8 aircraft was back at Salisbury Airport in Rhodesia on Monday (27 August) -- the day after a British newspaper, "The Sunday Times", published an article alleging it had been used for breaking the United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia.

  • Description

    A DC-8 aircraft was back at Salisbury Airport in Rhodesia on Monday (27 August) -- the day after a British newspaper, "The Sunday Times", published an article alleging it had been used for breaking the United Nations sanctions against Rhodesia.

    The aircraft was next to a DC-7 on the runway and was marked "Affretair" -- the name of a company registered in Gabon, which it is alleged to be using as a cover. The aircraft had left Amsterdam on Sunday because, according to the Dutch authorities, it was doing nothing illegal.

    The aircraft was bought from the United States some months ago by Captain Jack Malloch, a close associate of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. According to "The Sunday Times", the aircraft operates as Affretair flight number DG 601 and flies, via Gabon, to Athens with cargoes of Rhodesian beef and then returns via Amsterdam, where it picks up goods to be sold in West Africa. Thus on both its inward and its outward journeys, it's earning foreign currency, which is desperately needed in Rhodesia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA70M719BOR04WZR2740UB7SBUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA70M719BOR04WZR2740UB7SBUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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