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© Michael Turner
On a delivery flight to the Belgian Congo, Alex and his companion in Miles Gemini OO-CDP were delayed by French officials at Agadir. In order to meet pressing schedules, Alex decided to slip away under cover of darkness, and, with the military alerted by the sound of their engines, all hell was let loose as they gathered speed across the darkened airfield. They reached their destination at Leopoldville just in time.