• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST HAS JUST ACQUIRED A NEW EXECUTIVE JET, NAMED THIS WEEK BY HIS WIFE, MADAME THERESE HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, IN A CEREMONY AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT.

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    PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY OF THE IVORY COAST HAS JUST ACQUIRED A NEW EXECUTIVE JET, NAMED THIS WEEK BY HIS WIFE, MADAME THERESE HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, IN A CEREMONY AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT.

    THE MINISTER FOR THE ARMED FORCES. M. M'BAHIA BLE SPOKE ABOUT THE MERITS OF THE AIRCRAFT, A DASSAULT FAN JET FALCON. IT CARRIES 10 PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF TWO, WITH A TOP CRUISING SPEED OF MORE THAN 500 MILES (800 KILOMETRES) AN HOUR AND HAS A RANGE OF ALMOST 2,000 MILES (3,000 KILOMETRES).

    THE CABIN IS FITTED OUT WITH A BAR, TWIN BUNKS AND ALL THE FIXTURES AND FITTING NEEDED ON A PRESIDENTIAL JOURNEY. MADAME HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY CUT A TAPE AND POURED A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE ON THE JET'S NOSE TO START ITS OFFICIAL LIFE. THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR WAS THERE TO WATCH THE CEREMONY...THE FALCON IS BUILT IN FRANCE.

    THEN THERE WAS AN INAUGURAL FLIGHT FOR A PARTY OF LADIES, WIVES OF OFFICIALS, ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE DID NOT JOIN THEM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEM4MQHPWJFMG0QJD4GTR5W0ZI
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM4MQHPWJFMG0QJD4GTR5W0ZI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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