• Short Summary

    A WORKING GROUP OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE HAMMARSKJOELD AIR CRASH OF LAST SEPTEMBER SAT IN LEOPOLDVILLE, JAN 27, TO COLLECT FURTHER EVIDENCE CONCERNING THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER.

  • Description

    A WORKING GROUP OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE HAMMARSKJOELD AIR CRASH OF LAST SEPTEMBER SAT IN LEOPOLDVILLE, JAN 27, TO COLLECT FURTHER EVIDENCE CONCERNING THE CAUSE OF THE DISASTER.SESSIONS WERE HELD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND NO STATEMENT WAS MADE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE GROUP'S INVESTIGATIONS.

    IN SALISBURY, SOUTHERN RHODESIA, WHERE THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, HAS BEEN BASED SINCE THE OFFICIAL INQUIRY OPENED AT NDOLA, NEAR THE CRASH SCENE, JAN 16, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE MR GEOFFREY LAWRENCE, Q.C.MADE A "CONFIDENT SUBMISSION", JAN 27, THAT THE COMMISSION WOULD "BY ITS FIRM AUTHORITATIVE VOICE DISPOSE OF BASELESS ACCUSATIONS AS TO THE CAUSES OF THE CRASH."
    IN A FINAL ADDRESS TO THE COMMISSION - WHICH WILL RESUME FOR ITS CLOSING STAGES ON JAN 28 - MR LAWRENCE SUBMITTED THAT THE REAL CAUSE WAS FAILURE BY THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ALTITUDE ON APPROACHING NDOLA.WHAT LED TO THAT FAILURE MUST, BE SUPPOSED, REMAIN A MATTER OF SPECULATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA75HLV33IVWMLUUV7B7K5OOIFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA75HLV33IVWMLUUV7B7K5OOIFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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