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Belgian pilot singled out again as the person responsible for Hammarskjöld's death

It is the british newspaper The Observer, which has received the access to the data in the documentary, made by Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger and that will be s

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Belgian pilot singled out again as the person responsible for Hammarskjöld's death

It is the british newspaper The Observer, which has received the access to the data in the documentary, made by Danish filmmaker Mads Brügger and that will be shown at several film festivals in the near future.

According to the newspaper pointed to a belgian, Jan Van Risseghem out that the pilot who received orders to with their plan to attack the Albertina, the the DC6, which Dag Hammarskjöld was traveling when it crashed in Ndola, in the current Zambia on the night of 18 september 1961.

a Further 15 people, including the Swedish pilots, were killed. In several investigations has been claimed that the crash was due to the fault of the pilots, but this theory has come to be strongly questioned.

four years after the crash, heard him admit that he attacked Hammarskjöld's plan, but he did not know who was on board.

”Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to”, should the pilot have said.

It is not the first time Van Risseghem singled out. It is well known that he flew as a mercenary for the separatists in Katanga, the area that wanted to make itself independent from the Congo. It is also known that he was well acquainted with the fighter model, the Fouga, which often occurred in the speculation around which the smaller aircraft was that witnesses claim to have seen attack the Albertina.

But Van Risseghem at the same time have been rejected because he was not in the service of the first three weeks of september 1961. It shows the books he brought over their flights. Documentary film-makers have, according to the Observer spoken with a witness who claims that the logbooks are full of incorrect information.

According to the movie Van Risssghem have started its journey from a small airfield, which would mean that Fougan had sufficient range to perform the deed in Ndola. This is something that had previously been questioned.

was never questioned by police about the allegations. Relatives, who The Observer talked to, dismiss that he would be involved.

this is just one of the many attentatsteorier. After the so-called Hammarskjöldkommissionen presented the new data, the UN has decided to investigate the case again. After a Swedish UN resolution was the tanzaniske lawyer Mohamed Chande Othman in the mission to ensure that all relevant documents surrounding the case, including classified, which can be found in the national archives, should be up on the table.

Cold Case Hammarskjold will be shown at the Gothenburg film festival January 25 to February 4.

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