• Short Summary

    TWO POLISH OFFICERS ARRIVED IN BERLIN ON TUESDAY TO RECLAIM THE TRAINER AIRCRAFT WHICH A REFUGEE USED LAST MONTH TO FLY HIS FAMILY TO THE WEST.

  • Description

    1.
    SV POLISH OFFICERS ARRIVE BY CAR
    0.06

    2.
    SV THEY ARE ESCOURTED INTO HANGAR
    0.15

    3.
    GV PLANE IS TOWED OUT FROM HANGAR
    0.29

    4.
    SV DITTO
    0.34

    5.
    LV PRESSMEN
    0.36

    6.
    SV COCKPIT WITH POLISH OFFICERS
    0.40

    7.
    SV PROP STARTS TURNING
    0.48

    8.
    SCU PLANE MOVES OFF DOWN RUNWAY
    1.01

    9.
    TV GERMAN AND U.S. OFFICERS LOOK ON
    1.04

    10.
    GV PLANE TAKES OFF
    1.09



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO POLISH OFFICERS ARRIVED IN BERLIN ON TUESDAY TO RECLAIM THE TRAINER AIRCRAFT WHICH A REFUGEE USED LAST MONTH TO FLY HIS FAMILY TO THE WEST.THE PILOT IS CAPTAIN TADEUSZ AND HIS MECHANIC, CAPTAIN BOGUSTAW POMIANKIEWICZ.

    A COMPLETE CHECK OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS MADE BEFORE THE PLANE BEGAN ITS RETURN JOURNEY TO A POLISH AIRFIELD.FUEL FOR THE AIRCRAFT WAS BROUGHT IN FROM EAST BERLIN.

    THE AIRCRAFT WAS USED BY A POLISH AIR FORCE MAJOR TO FLY HIS WIFE AND TWO YOUNG SONS TO THE WEST ON JULY 10 LAST.IT'S A TWO-SEATER PLANE.HE LATER TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE HAD GOT PERMISSION TO TAKE HIS WIFE FOR A "FLIP".UP HE WENT AND ACROSS THE EAST GERMAN BORDER TO TEMPELHOF AIRPORT IN THE U.S.SECTOR OF BERLIN.THE FUGITIVE, MAJOR RICHARD OBACZ, WAS A TEST PILOT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71BG3NJTPCGA0U2UIOOBJ7L7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA71BG3NJTPCGA0U2UIOOBJ7L7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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