• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In South Africa, military intelligence officers have begun a full interrogation of a black Mozambique air force pilot, who defected Wednesday (8 July) in his Soviet-built Mig 17 aircraft.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Mig plane on tarmac (2 shots)
    0.09

    2.
    CU No. 21 ZOOM OUT aircraft
    0.16

    3.
    CU Russian writing on aircraft, with Mozambican symbol (2 shots)
    0.24

    4.
    GV Troops by Mig
    0.29

    5.
    GV Lieut. Andriano Bomba entering room for questioning, greeted by officers, questioned, ZOOM TO CU, SV leaving
    1.19


    SPEECH ON CASSETTE (TRANSCRIPT) SEQ. 5: WHITE OFFICER: "Would you mind giving a short statement?"



    UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: "He does not agree with Frelimo policies, that's why he came to South Africa."



    LIEUTENANT BOMBA: "In Mozambique, after six years of independence. I can't see progress. The way of life in Mozambique is getting worse and worse, and I'm tired of it. I finally made up my mind, and decided to come to South Africa to ask for political asylum. I'm tired now, so excuse me. Thank you very much."



    WHITE OFFICER: "I'll see you a bit later."





    Initials BB





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: In South Africa, military intelligence officers have begun a full interrogation of a black Mozambique air force pilot, who defected Wednesday (8 July) in his Soviet-built Mig 17 aircraft. The pilot has asked South Africa for political asylum.

    SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Andriano Francisco Bomba was the first pilot to defect to South Africa from a neighbouring state. He landed at the northeastern air force base of Hoedspruit after his plane was spotted over South African territory. His Mig 17 aircraft was of little interest. Officers at the base described it as obsolete, and said arrangements would be made to return it to Mozambique.

    Questioned by reporters, Lieutenant Bomba criticised life in Mozambique.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2DNOWK6FVSX78U729PCJ3RSEC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DNOWK6FVSX78U729PCJ3RSEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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