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Hijackings / France / Bangladesh #254400

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 30, 1977
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(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

Cronkite, Walter;
Dunning, Bruce;
Fenton, Tom

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