• Short Summary

    In Vientiane, Jan 15, the Boun Oum Government put on an airshow, taking off for the first time security precautions on the new American "Havard" fighter planes in Laos.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV Crowd at Wattay Airport
    2 ft

    2.
    MV Guests
    4 ft

    3.
    MCU Foreign guests
    5 1/2 ft

    4.
    CU General Phoumi Nosavan
    7 1/2 ft

    5.
    LV T-6 planes being prepared for flight
    10 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS DITTO
    12 ft

    7.
    CU Mechanic working on undercarriage of plane
    14 ft

    8.
    MS Airforce personnel struggling to start engine
    16 1/2 ft

    9.
    CU Prime Minister Boun Oum
    18 1/2 ft

    10.
    LV T-6 warming up
    20 ft

    11.
    CU Laotian Government emblem on plane
    21 1/2 ft

    12.
    MLV Plane taking off
    24 1/2 ft

    13.
    MS Crowd watch
    26 ft

    14.
    LS Planes taking off
    29 ft



    Initials TDH/V/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Vientiane, Jan 15, the Boun Oum Government put on an airshow, taking off for the first time security precautions on the new American "Havard" fighter planes in Laos. Attending the show, publicised by handbills distributed throughout Vientiane, were the Diplomatic Corps, foreign newsmen and local dignitaries.

    Prime Minister Boum Oum, and his Deputy General Phoumi Nosavan, were there to see the flight demonstrations of the T-6 trainer-fighter planes just acquired from the United States.

    The T-6's are now engaged in flying sorties over the "rebel" positions in the Plain of Jars and other strongholds, to harass troops movements.

    At least 20 years old, the planes equipped with rockets and machine-guns took off from Vientiane's Wattay Airfield in a demonstration fight as people watched from the barricades. The Government said the demonstration would prove that the planes were piloted by Laotians and not by foreigners as alleged.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SH7SKH2PJXVHFMCWSIUR0WFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SH7SKH2PJXVHFMCWSIUR0WFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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