• Short Summary

    AT THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CEMETERY IN HAVANA, CUBA, AUGUST 10, ARMED MILITIAMEN FORMED A GUARD OF HONOUR AT THE FUNERAL OF THE PILOT AND A GUARD WHO WERE SHOT IN A ID-AIR GUNFIGHT WHILE PREVENTING A CUBAN AIRLINER FROM SEIZURE BY A BAND OF ANTI-CASTRO REVOLUTIONARIES.

  • Description

    AT THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CEMETERY IN HAVANA, CUBA, AUGUST 10, ARMED MILITIAMEN FORMED A GUARD OF HONOUR AT THE FUNERAL OF THE PILOT AND A GUARD WHO WERE SHOT IN A ID-AIR GUNFIGHT WHILE PREVENTING A CUBAN AIRLINER FROM SEIZURE BY A BAND OF ANTI-CASTRO REVOLUTIONARIES.

    THE TWIN-ENGINED AIRCRAFT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM HAVANA THE PREVIOUS DAY TO THE ISLE OF PINES, CUBA, WHEN ARMED MEN TRIED TO TAKE OVER THE AIRCRAFT AND FLY IT TO MIAMI, U.S.A. THE PILOT WAS SHOT IN THE STRUGGLE, AND ONE OF THE TWO MILITARY GUARDS WAS KILLED WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ARREST THE MEN. THE CO-PILOT, ALTHOUGH WOUNDED, MANAGED TO CRASH-LAND THE AIRCRAFT INTO A FIELD OF TALL SUGAR CANE. THE ATTACKERS FLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8DSSKNMB7HLQU2WW6Z8ZGHXY
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8DSSKNMB7HLQU2WW6Z8ZGHXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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