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RAF veteran ‘admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general’ Dag Hammarskjold

RAF veteran ‘admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general’ Dag Hammarskjold

Plane with Dag Hammarskjold shot down

New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa.

Jan van Risseghem has been named as a possible attacker before, but has always been described simply as a Belgian pilot. The Observer can now reveal that he had extensive ties to Britain, including a  British mother and wife, trained with the RAF and was decorated by  Britain for his service in the second world war.

Source: RAF veteran ‘admitted 1961 killing of UN secretary general’ Dag Hammarskjold