• Short Summary

    Syria has charged King Hussein of Jordan with committing nine serious violations of the region's aviation regulations while flying in his plane across Syrian territory, sufficient to "justify shooting it down".

  • Description

    Syria has charged King Hussein of Jordan with committing nine serious violations of the region's aviation regulations while flying in his plane across Syrian territory, sufficient to "justify shooting it down".

    The nine violations listed were: Entered the region without prior permission-Failed to give its full identity- Did not indicate it was a Royal plane or carrying a VIP- Continuously gave wrong information about its location- Ceased wireless communication with Damascus airport tower and information center-- Changed direction and flow outside defined air passage-- Failed to contact Damascus airport at least five minutes before entering Syrian air space- Flow at low altitude of about 50 feet without permission or justification and Jerusalem airport failed to notify Damascus of the plane's flight across Syria.

    The only thing that saved King Hussein plan from being shot down was the Jordanian flag painted on his plane and seen by one of the two Syrian Miga pilots. The shooting down of a slow propeller-engine plane would have been an easy job for the fighters should they have wanted to do so.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98FNMQ2RR4CV3VIRST562O89S
    Media URN:
    VLVA98FNMQ2RR4CV3VIRST562O89S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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