• Short Summary

    MOURNERS LINED THE FUNERAL ROUTE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA AS THE BODY OF 13-YEAR-OLD MARK CATHCART, ONE OF THE THREE VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK'S AIR CRASH, WAS TAKEN TO ITS LAST RESTING PLACE.

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    MOURNERS LINED THE FUNERAL ROUTE IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA AS THE BODY OF 13-YEAR-OLD MARK CATHCART, ONE OF THE THREE VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK'S AIR CRASH, WAS TAKEN TO ITS LAST RESTING PLACE.

    MARK, THE SON OF A SQUADRON LEADER IN THE ZAMBIAN AIR FORCE, DIED ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26) WHEN PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA'S PRIVATE AIRCRAFT, A HAWKER SIDDELEY 748, CRASHED ON TAKE-OFF.

    HE WAS A PASSENGER IN THE AIRCRAFT WHICH WAS CAPTAINED BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN CULHERNE. MR. CULHERNE IS STILL CRITICALLY ILL IN HOSPITAL. ANOTHER OFFICER, FLYING OFFICER B. SHANNON, WAS ALSO KILLED IN THE CRASH.

    HIS FUNERAL FOLLOWED MARK'S.

    THERE WAS A MOMENT OF POIGNANCY AT THE FUNERAL AS THE BOY'S GRIEVING MOTHER APPROACHED THE GRAVE TO THROW A ROSE ON TO THE COFFIN BEFORE KNEELING TO WEEP ON THE GROUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABVQI0JIAWK57OX116GEJ94CA
    Media URN:
    VLVAABVQI0JIAWK57OX116GEJ94CA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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