• Short Summary

    A chinese Air Force Squadron Commander, who defected to Taiwan with a MIG-19 fighter plane, called on US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance to help arrange the release of his family from China.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PANNING DEFECTED MIG-19 FIGHTER (3 SHOTS)
    9 ft

    2.
    CU CUTAWAY SHOT OF CAMERAMAN
    10 ft

    3.
    SV MIG-19 FIGHTER PLANE
    14 ft

    4.
    SV CAMERAMEN AND PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE
    15 ft

    5.
    WV INFORMATION DIRECTOR GENERAL DING MCU SHIH ENTERING WITH DEFECTED PILOT
    17 ft

    6.
    SV DEFECTED PILOT FAN RAISING HIS HANDS UP
    20 ft

    7.
    SV DEFECTOR SPEAKING TO PRESS
    23 ft

    8.
    CU FAN SHOWING HIS PISTOL (2 SHOTS)
    25 ft

    9.
    SV CUTAWAY SHOT OF CAMERAMAN
    26 ft

    10.
    SV FAN ANSWERING TO NEWSMEN
    32 ft

    11.
    SV CUTAWAY OF PHOTOGRAPHER
    33 ft

    12.
    SV/CU FAN SPEAKING (2 SHOTS)
    37 ft

    13.
    WV PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM
    39 ft

    14.
    SV DEFECTOR FAN CLAPPING AND HANDS UP
    41 ft



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A chinese Air Force Squadron Commander, who defected to Taiwan with a MIG-19 fighter plane, called on US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance to help arrange the release of his family from China.

    Forty-one-year-old Fan Yuan-Yen on Thursday landed safely at Tainan air base on the southwest coast of the island after flying across the 100-mile-wide Formosa Strait from Fukien Province on an air intelligence flight.

    His aircraft was an all-weather air-photo reconnaissance plane.

    One day after his defection, Fan said at the press conference in Taipei, "There is no freedom, no democracy in China mainland .... You will never know how many people have been slain by the communists."
    "I left behind my wife and three children in China. ut I can't do anything about it. I am sure they will be tortured by the communists because of my defection." he continued.

    Mr. Vance is scheduled to make his first visit to Peking as Secretary of State in August.

    The Taiwan Government has given the pilot 800,000 US Dollars worth of gold as reward for defecting with the MIG fighter.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1FXF46ZLUVD1E5CHQ42VGOHB3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FXF46ZLUVD1E5CHQ42VGOHB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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