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West German Plane Hijacking / Schleyer #490901

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 14, 1977
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(Studio) Hijacked West German Lufthansa jet is' now in Dubai, on Persian Gulf, held by terrorists who speak German and Arabic. Seems clear that hijacking is linked to kidnapping in Germany 5 weeks ago of indust. Hanns Martin Schleyer; demands are for release of jailed colleagues of terrorists in Germany and Turkey.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Cypriot officials attempted to negotiate with hijackers when plane landed in Larnaca on Thursday night. It was later flown to Bahrain, on Persian Gulf, and then to Dubai, in United Arab Emirates. Dubai may not be last stop; officials there apparently trying to gain release of women and children aboard. Hijackers have given deadline of noon Sunday; in Bonn, government says safety of hostages is of 1st impt. and they seek cooperation of other govts. Meanwhile, it's been learned in Geneva, through Swiss attorney acting as intermediary, that Schleyer will be shot if jailed urban guerrillas in West Germany and Turkey not released by Sunday morning. There are rptdly. 4 hijackers aboard plane in Dubai.
REPORTER: Paul Cunningham

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Cunningham, Paul
Duration:
00:01:50

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