• Short Summary

    A BRITISH GOVERNMENT MINISTER TOLD AIRLINE PILOTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE RULE OF THE LAW IN THE AIR MUST BE FIRST PRIORITY FOR EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH CIVIL AVIATION.

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    GV EXT BLOOMSBURY HOTEL
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    2.
    GV & MV INT PILOTS SEATED IN CONFERENCE ROOM (2 SHOTS)
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    CU FLAGS ON TABLES (3 SHOTS)
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    LV DIAS
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    MV THE RT. HON. GORONWY ROBERTS, M.P.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: MR. ROBERTS: "WHEN I REFER TO INHERENT RISKS I REFER TO MECHANICAL RISKS. BUT WE HAVE LEARNT IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS UNFORTUNATELY THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE MAD ENOUGH, OR BAD ENOUGH, TO INTRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL RICK FOR AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT. FOR PERSONAL, POLITICAL OR MERCENARY MOTIVES THESE PEOPLE ARE PREPARED TO ENDANGER THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS AND CREW. THEY HAVE NO MORAL CORE IN GOING TO THE LENGTHS OF TERRORISM AND MURDER. THOUGH I HAVE BEEN VERY MUCH IMPRESSED IF I MAY SAY SO, BY THE RESPONSIBLE ACTION OF ALL CONCERNED TO THIS NEW THREAT AND PARTICULARLY BY THE REACTIONS OF PILOTS. THEY'RE IN A PECULIARLY VULNERABLE AND DANGEROUS POSITION, BUT THEIR REACTION I THINK COMMENDS ITSELF TI EVERYBODY AS BEING ONE OF THROUGH, RESPONSIBILITY....ABOVE ALL OF CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTION." (APPLAUSE)




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    Background: A BRITISH GOVERNMENT MINISTER TOLD AIRLINE PILOTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE RULE OF THE LAW IN THE AIR MUST BE FIRST PRIORITY FOR EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH CIVIL AVIATION. MR. GORONWY ROBERTS MINISTER OF STATE AT THE BOARD OF TRADE WAS ADDRESSING THE OPENING OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIRLINE PILOT'S ASSOCIATIONS.

    MR. ROBERTS REFERRED TO THE RECENT BOMB ATTACK ON A SWISSAIR PLANE WHICH CRASHED KILLING THE 47 PEOPLE ABOARD. HE SAID THAT THERE WERE NOW PEOPLE PREPARED TO ENDANGER AIR TRAVELLERS FOR PERSONAL, POLITICAL OR MERCERINARY MOTIVES..... AND THEY WERE WILLING TO GO TO ANY LENGTH TO ACHIEVE THEIR AIMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2M9YKRRC00V73GRFKB7D95R8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2M9YKRRC00V73GRFKB7D95R8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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