• Short Summary

    The flight left Mehrabad Airport at 1500 Local Time and was in the air for one hour.

  • Description

    1.
    In the main the air coverage has been devoted to various shots of the cabin, flight deck, and the country around Teheran. The opening shot shows the Director General of Civil Aviation General Stodakha. The other dignity of note is the British Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Harrison, he is wearing sun glasses and facing the left of the camera.


    2.
    The Captain was Capt. J. Hengle Deputy Flight Manager of B.O.A.C. Comet Fleet.


    3.
    The mountain filmed is Mount Demavan about 35 miles to the east of Teheran, it is 19000 ft high. The rest of the flight was over the Caspian Sea, unfortunately this was covered by cloud.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The flight left Mehrabad Airport at 1500 Local Time and was in the air for one hour. The passengers were all Embassy and airport officials. Originally the flight was to have been for the Shah and high ranking government officials but due to sickness the Shah was unable to fly. Another flight has been arranged for him on the 4th March.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA962480E8KAZUZUNDMLZA6EV1O
    Media URN:
    VLVA962480E8KAZUZUNDMLZA6EV1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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