Less than 24 hours after take off was ordered, four Swedish SK 16, single-engined aircraft were on their way to the Lebanon.
GV. S.K. 16. on runway.
LV. Pilots being briefed.
SV. Pilots reading map.
SV. Families' Farewell.
GV. Planes in background. Couple in Foreground.
LV. Pilot climbing into plane.
LV. Props turning.
Side V. Ditto.
CV. Planes taxi-ing into runway.
SV. Plane passing camera.
Back V. Planes taxi-ing.
SV. Family waving.
GV. Two S.K.16. in flight.
Air View. Four S.K. 16., in flight.
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Background: Less than 24 hours after take off was ordered, four Swedish SK 16, single-engined aircraft were on their way to the Lebanon. During that time, 12 pilots had been briefed to accompany them and the craft themselves had gained a new coat of paint. They are expected to arrive on Tuesday to join the United Nations team of observers.
The planes - originally there were to have been six but a cable on Friday said that four would now be sufficient -- were requested by U.N. to help with the frontier-spotting investigations. The Lebanon government has alleged that pro-Nasser rebels have been infiltrating over the Syrian border and the United Nations team has been patrolling the frontiers to gather evidence.
Atmosphere in official circles in Lebanon and the Middle East generally is said to be calmer as a result of Mr. Dag Hammarkjold's visits. Particularly reassuring, it is reported, is that the Secretary-General has not deemed it necessary to recommend an immediate police force to the Security Council, on his return to New York.