• Short Summary

    A crop duster pilot walked away from the wreckage of his aircraft at Nyerere Farms in Lusaka on Sunday (25 March) after it crashed into a small hill in front of more than 400 spectators.

  • Description

    A crop duster pilot walked away from the wreckage of his aircraft at Nyerere Farms in Lusaka on Sunday (25 March) after it crashed into a small hill in front of more than 400 spectators.

    One of the people who watched the near-disaster was Zambia's Minister of Rural Development, Mr. Reuben Kamanga.

    The pilot was demonstrating crop spraying techniques at the Zambian Ploughing championships. When his aircraft crashed, he was thrown clear of the wreck as it cartwheeled behind him. He was taken to hospital, but after observation, was allowed to go home. The legacy of the crash for the pilot - wrecked aircraft and a lot of bruises.

    SYNOPSIS: A young pilot stole the show at Lusaka on Sunday when he crashed his aircraft in front of a crowed of officials who were watching him demonstrate some new crop dusting techniques.

    About four hundred people - including Zambia's Rural Development Minister Mr. Kamanga - were watching the display when the bi-plane crashed almost at their feet. The plane came down low at a rise in the ground, but instead of rising, the aircraft smashed into it. But as the plane crashed....the pilot was thrown out, and the wreckage cartwheeled away.

    Crowds surged around the wreckage and the pilot as he was put into a car and driven to hospital. The aircraft was badly damaged.....

    The young pilot got clear of the aircraft before he was too badly hurt. He said later he managed to crawl away in case it caught fire. The hospital he was taken to said he suffered only a few bruises.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC95DDDBCDZUUK1IKS0IV6G46X
    Media URN:
    VLVAC95DDDBCDZUUK1IKS0IV6G46X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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