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US pilot killed in spyplane crash

Title
US pilot killed in spyplane crash
Genre
News report
TX Date
29 Aug 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:03:19
Description
A United States air force pilot has died while taking off on a mission to Bosnia. Captain David Hawkins was killed when his U2 spy-plane exploded and crashed at Fairford in Gloucestershire. Paul Maurice reports back (studio reporter not identified) on what went wrong and why these planes are still used as well as satellites.
Contributors
Paul Maurice
Keywords
USA; Air accidents; Deaths; War; Military aircraft; Pilots; Gloucestershire; War (concept); Wars (events); Yugoslavia; Civil wars (events); Satellites; Bosnia and Herzegovina; David Hawkins; Fairford; Yugoslav War (1991-1995)

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