• Short Summary

    TWO COMMUNIST CHINESE PILOTS WHO DEFECTED WITH THEIR PLANE IS SOUTH KOREA, BECAME HONORARY CITIZENS AT A CEREMONY STAGED IN SEOUL, SEPT 30.

  • Description

    TWO COMMUNIST CHINESE PILOTS WHO DEFECTED WITH THEIR PLANE IS SOUTH KOREA, BECAME HONORARY CITIZENS AT A CEREMONY STAGED IN SEOUL, SEPT 30. ON DISPLAY WITH THEM WAS THEIR PLANE, A LIGHT AN-2 FREIGHTER. ANOTHER PLANE ON DISPLAY, AN MIG 15 JET FIGHTER, WAS USED BY A DEFECTING PILOT FROM NORTH KOREA LAST YEAR.

    THE TWO PILOTS EARLIER TOLD NEWSMEN THEIR STORY: THEY SAID THEY CHANGED COURSE IN THEIR FREIGHTER SEPT 15 WHILE ON A FLIGHT OVER THE MAINLAND AND HEADED STRAIGHT FOR SOUTH KOREA. THEY SAID THEY BOTH HAD SERVED IN A FIGHTER-BOMBER SQUADRON UP TO AUGUST 1958 WHEN THEY WERE DISMISSED 'FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE PEASANTS IN THEIR COUNTRY'. SINCE THEN THEY HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO CIVILIAN DUTIES AND HAD HELPED IN SPRAYING CROPS FROM THE AIR, BUT THEY WERE VIEWED 'UNTRUSTWORTHY' BY THE COMMUNIST AUTHORITIES AND DECIDED TO DEFECT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLEWBYER6W2HGWSGG2K82XWDL
    Media URN:
    VLVADLEWBYER6W2HGWSGG2K82XWDL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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