• Short Summary

    A SOVIET TU 114 TURBOPROP AIRLINER FLEW IN TO TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON A TEST-FLIGHT FROM MOSCOW TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR WHAT MAY BE A NEW MOSCOW-TOKYO AIR SERVICE.

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    A SOVIET TU 114 TURBOPROP AIRLINER FLEW IN TO TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON A TEST-FLIGHT FROM MOSCOW TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR WHAT MAY BE A NEW MOSCOW-TOKYO AIR SERVICE.

    THE TU 114 MADE THE FLIGHT IN 11 HOURS, BUT IT IS HOPED THE REGULAR FLIGHT TIME FOR THE NON-STOP JOURNEY WILL BE NINE HOURS. THIS WOULD CUT ABOUT SEVEN HOURS FROM THE PRESENT JAPAN - EUROPE AIR LINK-UP.

    RUSSIAN OFFICIALS WHO TRAVELLED ON THIS FLIGHT WERE MET AT TOKYO BY OFFICIALS FROM THE JAPANESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, JAPANESE AIR LINES AND THE RUSSIAN EMBASSY OF TOKYO. THE RETURN FLIGHT NEXT WEEK WILL CARRY JAPANESE EXPERTS AND OFFICIALS BACK TO MOSCOW.

    AGREEMENT IS EXPECTED SOON BETWEEN JAPAN AIR LINE AND AEROFLOT FOR THE START OF A REGULAR SERVICE NEXT SEPTEMBER. FIVE MORE TEST FLIGHTS OF THE TU 114 BETWEEN MOSCOW AND TOKYO ARE PLANNED BEFORE THAT DATE.

    THE TU 114, A FOUR ENGINED TURBOPROP AIRCRAFT HAS A SPEED OF ABOUT 800 KILOMETRES (500 MILES) AN HOUR, A RANGE OF 10,000 KILOMETRES (6,200 MILES) AND CAN CARRY A PAYLOAD OF 25 TONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQ9RJXMS7AZ9XN6XMRWRC4I7T
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ9RJXMS7AZ9XN6XMRWRC4I7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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