The death of UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjold, the man JFK called “the greatest statesman of our century,” remains one of the great mysteries of early 1960s world politics.
Sundance-bound documentary, “Cold Case Hammarskjöld” is set to shine new light on the suspicious 1961 plane crash that killed Hammarskjöld and 15 others.
According to UK newspaper, The Observer, new evidence in the film links a former RAF pilot to Hammarskjöld’s death.
Belgian national and former RAF pilot Jan van Risseghem has been named as a possible attacker before, but the film includes testimony from a friend of Van Risseghem who claims the pilot confessed to shooting down the UN plane (but that he didn’t know who was on board).
The filmmakers also gathered testimony from another pilot that undermines one of Van Risseghem’s alibis for that night, and they also reveal the pilot’s strong ties to the UK.
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