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Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8-55
Travis AFB,
CA 1969

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10


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PAKISTAN REFUGEE
MISSION 1974

Cited press clippings

Pakistan allows 14,000 more for repatriation
The Pakistan Government has given clearance 
to another 14,000 Pakistanis stranded in 
Bangladesh for their repatriation. 
Mr. Francois Cochet, UNHCR resident represen-
tative in Karachi, said yesterday.

Receiving the UNHCR flag leaving Karachi

ONA´s cockpit crew Rick Skala, Ted Secola and Keith Latham with UNHCR Karachi represen- tative Francois Cochet
He told PPI that the International Committee of the Red Cross was currently tracing these people in Bangladesh.
He hoped that when the repatriation flights between Karachi and Dacca resumed from Feb 26, these will have full load of repatriates both ways. The flights will remain suspended between Feb 9 to 25 in view of the fortcoming Islamic Summit. Mr. Cochet disclosed that one lakh Bangladesh nationals, including defence personnel, have been down from Pakistan to Bangladesh till yesterday. About 61,350 Pakistanis returned home from Bangladesh and Nepal respectively till yesterday, he added. 52,000 arrived from Dacca and Chittagong and 9,350 returned from Katmandu. 794 LEAVE, 93 ARRIVE Meanwhile, the Soviet ship `Brynsk`, which left Karachi for Chittagong on Feb 8 is expected here again on March 7 on its last voyage. In the airlift operation another 794 Bangladesh nationals left here yesterday for Dacca on four repatriation flights, an official spokesman said one return flight brought 63 Pakistanis from Dacca while two flights had no passengers. Three more flights were scheduled to arrive here from Dacca late last night. - PPL 953 POWs ARRIVE An APP report from Lahore said: Another batch of 953 defence personnel and two civilians was repatriated in Pakistand from Indian Camp Nos. 25, 91 and 94 at Ramgarh, through Wagah border yesterday. The repatriation started three hours late as the train carrying the POWs got late en route.

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Ted with his beloved pipe

Cited press clippings
REPATRIATION FLIGHTS
A US Overseas National Airways DC-8
jet yesterday joined the airlift 
operation on the Karachi-Dacca 
sector. Mr. Francis Cochet, UNHCR 
resident representative in Karachi, 
told PPI yesterday.

The aircraft will remain into 
operation till Feb 8 and will haul 
about 500 repatriates both ways 
daily. Mr. Cochet said that the RAF 
Britannia aircraft will cease 
operation from today after 
completing 148 round trips.

Apart from the DC-8, two Soviet 
Ilyushin-8 chartered by the UNHCR, 
are engaged in the airlift 
operation since Jan 26 and 28
 - PPI.


Refugees waiting to get on board


Ted & Dacca crew 1974
Dacca 1974
Marion Winter identifies Ken Zask, herself
(Marion Winter!), Kathi Grandin, Donna Peck,
Ted Secola, Sharon Ducker, Margareta Nisser,
3 unidentified, and Mike West!


Mike West overlooking airport arrivals + tower

Mike West inspecting aircraft before take-off

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