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Palestinian Hijacks / United Arab Republic / Jordan / Demands #453492

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1970
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(Studio) Arab hijackers blow up Pan Am 747 at Cairo, UAR; passengers released; 2 other planes at Jordanian airport; most passengers hostages for imprisoned Arab guerrillas.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Beirut, Lebanon) 747 lands, refuels; explosives planted.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Cairo, UAR) Plane explodes on runway; some minor injuries; passengers flown to home.
REPORTER: Blaine Littell

(Rome, Italy) [Passenger Ms. West LOUWERS - says didn't know what was happening.] [Martin KLEIN - says men entered cockpit.] [Pan Am Captain John PRIDDY - says men brought guns and explosives on board] [Stewardess Ruth LIST - says didn't know Cairo destination.] [PRIDDY - says had 2 mins. to escape blast.]
REPORTER: Blaine Littell

(Studio) Arabs made films of planes in Jordan; confiscated NBC cameras.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) West Germany and Switzerland agree to release 6 Arab prisoners.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Zurich, Switzerland) Prisoners caught in attempted El Al Israel Airline hijack last year; Red Cross to perform release.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Studio) International Airline Pilots Association meets to discuss problem; International Air Transport Association threatens airline boycott of United Arab Republic and Jordan if passengers not released and hijackers arrested.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Kiker, Douglas;
Littell, Blaine;
Utley, Garrick

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