• Short Summary

    DISASTER STRUCK AN AIR DISPLAY IN NDOLO, CONGO-KINSHASA, RECENTLY AS PILOTS FROM THE CONGOLESE AIR FORCE FLYING SCHOOL GAVE AN AEROBATIC DISPLAY AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LORETTE, PATRON OF FLYERS.

  • Description

    DISASTER STRUCK AN AIR DISPLAY IN NDOLO, CONGO-KINSHASA, RECENTLY AS PILOTS FROM THE CONGOLESE AIR FORCE FLYING SCHOOL GAVE AN AEROBATIC DISPLAY AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LORETTE, PATRON OF FLYERS. A PILOT FAILED TO PULL OUT OF A BARRELL ROLL AND CRASHED IN FLAMES ON THE AIRFIELD.

    THE ITALIAN AIR ATTACHES AND HIGH-RANKING OFFICERS OF THE CONGOLESE AIR FORCE WERE PRESENT WITH A CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED AS LIEUTENANT CONSTANTIN NTAMBWA'S AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE GROUND AND BURST INTO FLAMES.

    EARLIER, ALL HAD ATTENDED MASS, CELEBRATED FOR THE INTENTIONS OF THE NDOLO AERO-CLUB, BEFORE PLACING A WREATH ON A MEMORIAL TO AIRMEN.

    AFTER MASS AND THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY, THE AIR FORCE STAGED A FLYING DISPLAY. A PARACHUTE DROP WENT OFF WITHOUT INCIDENT, BUT DISASTER CAME AS OFFICERS FROM THE AIR FORCE AEROBATIC SCHOOL WENT THROUGH PAGES IN T28 AIRCRAFT.

    LIEUTENANT NTAMBWE WAS BURIED WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAX9F0OU3B06FU419CUR87V6DF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAX9F0OU3B06FU419CUR87V6DF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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