• Short Summary

    MORE THEN 200 UNSHAVEN AND TIRED AMERICAN TROOPS STREAMED FROM THEIR AIRLINER NEAR TOKYO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER SPENDING TWO DAYS AS "PRISONERS" OF THE SOVIET UNION.

  • Description

    MORE THEN 200 UNSHAVEN AND TIRED AMERICAN TROOPS STREAMED FROM THEIR AIRLINER NEAR TOKYO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER SPENDING TWO DAYS AS "PRISONERS" OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    THEY AND THEIR CHARTERED DC-8 JET WERE RELEASED AFTER BEING HELD ON A PACIFIC ISLAND SINCE BEING INTERCEPTED AND FORCED DOWN THERE BY A SOVIET MIG FIGHTER ON MONDAY (JULY 1).

    THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH BELONGS TO THE AMERICAN SEABOARD-WORLD AIRLINES, WAS FORCED DOWN IN THE KURILE ISLANDS OFF THE SIBERIAN COAST. THE SOVIET UNION AGREED TO RELEASE IT AFTER THE UNTIED STATES ON TUESDAY (2 JULY) APOLOGISED FOR A "NAVIGATIONAL ERROR" WHICH HAD CAUSED IT TO GO OFF COURSE. THE PILOT, CAPTAIN JOSEPH TOSOLINI, SAID YESTERDAY, THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT OVER SOVIET TERRITORY.

    A FEW HOURS AFTER ITS ARRIVAL AT THE YOKOTA U.S. AIRBASE THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH WAS ALSO CARRYING NINE HOSTESSES, FLEW OUT AGAIN.

    THE MEN HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN BOUND FOR VIETNAM BUT A U.S. SPOKESMAN DECLINED TO SAY WHETHER THEY CONTINUED THEIR FLIGHT TO VIETNAM ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZQICIVVN9DBB8LFV51BCCDOC
    Media URN:
    VLVAZQICIVVN9DBB8LFV51BCCDOC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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