LONDON: Indian newspaper copies with headlines such as “India’s First Woman Prime Minister”, referring to Indira Gandhi’s election win in 1966, have been recovered from the melting French glacier of Bossons on the Mont Blanc mountain range in western Europe, 54 years after an Air India plane crashed there.
The newspapers belong to the residue of an Air India plane that crashed into Europe’s highest mountain on January 24, 1966, and were discovered by Timothée Mottin, who runs the cafe-restaurant La Cabane du Cerro at an altitude of 1,350 metres above the French resort of Chamonix.
“They are drying now but they are in very good condition. You can read them,” Mottin, 33, told the local French daily ‘Le Daupine Libere’, quoted by The Guardian newspaper and other agencies in the UK. (AGENCIES)