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Hijackings / West Germany / Pilots' Reaction / United Nations / USSR #46261

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 24, 1977
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(Studio) West Germany has sent border guards, members of commando unit that rescued Lufthansa hijack passengers, to 13 international airports it considers security risks. Guards check passengers and baggage boarding German planes at these airports.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) West German embassy in Washington, DC increases security due to recent terrorist incidents. Anti-hijacking measures are prime topic of discussion.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Lufthansa hijacking focuses world attention again on hijacking problem, and brings threat of walkout by international pilots. president of pilots' association says walk-out justified, though it hasn't yet happened. [Airline pilots Association pres. J.J. O'DONNELL - says it will come down to not just one or 2 days of strike, but planes will be landed and stay there till world leaders wake up.] Senator Abraham Ribicoff announces legislature he's prepared on issue, which O'Donnell says is part of answer. Details of legislature listed. Ribicoff says United States must act now, because international orgs., like UN, have been unable or unwilling to help. [RIBICOFF - says United Nations can't enforce anything, so member ntns. must do so.]
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien

(NYC) United Nations begins procedure to introduction resolution against hijacking. Is done more to avoid international pilots' strike than to accomplish anything; process of getting subject to debate noted.

Reporter(s):
O'Brien, Tim;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:03:30

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