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🚨Dag Hammarskjold Killed in African Plane Crash

Sept. 18, 1961 - U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold was killed today with 12 other persons in the crash of a plane carrying him to a meeting with President Tshombe of Katanga Province in the Congo. The bodies of the Secretary General and his staff were found four miles from the Ndola airport in Northern Rhodesia. The Secretary General's plane apparently crashed after it had circled the Ndola airport twice and had been waved in. No one on the scene could offer any explanation for the crash. There apparently was only one survivor, Harold M. Julian, a U.N. security guard, who was found severely burned and in a delirious state near the plane.


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