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Complainant Name:
Clifford Luton

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph


Clifford Luton complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an inaccuracy in an obituary of Murray Sayle.


The complaint was resolved when the Commission negotiated the publication of the following letter from the complainant:

Round the Horn

Murray Sayle (Obituaries, September 22) did not charter a plane to fly over Francis Chichester as Gipsy Moth IV sailed round Cape Horn. That was done by me, using BBC money and a small sum for Sayle from the Times.

Sayle's contribution was to open his camera without winding back the film and break into hysterics when an engine failed as we approached the 12,000ft mountains that stood between us and Punta Arenas

Clifford Luton

Poole, Dorset

The newspaper also amended its internal archives and the online version of the article.

Date Published: 18/01/2011

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