× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Hijackings / France / Bangladesh #254400

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Hijacking situations in Paris, France, and Dacca, Bangladesh, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Orly Airport, Paris) Air France plane hijacked between Paris and Lyon. Details of French hijack reported Film shown. Hijacker throws grenade into midst of passengers. Hijacker arrested. 1 passenger dead; several seriously wounded.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Japan airliner leaves Tokyo with $6 million and 6 released prisoners, en route to Dacca. Red Army terrorists in Dacca hold 142 hostages, include 9 Americans, on Japan Air Lines jet.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Tokyo, Japan) Film shown. Released hostage says 1 hijacker resembles Noris Sasaki, Red Army member released from prison in August, 1975, when Red Army activists seized United States embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. WaIter Karabian, California political, allowed to try to contact White House by plane phone; evidently not successful. Film shown, with Oriental titling. [Speaking to Tokyo Broadcasting System by phone, voice of Carole KARABIAN - describes situation.] Prisoners released in Japan according to hijackers' demands. 3 refuse release. Prisoners described. No country has agreed to accept hijackers.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Fenton, Tom
Duration:
00:04:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.