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Hijacking #514935

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 08, 1981
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(Studio) End to hijack of 3 Venezuelan airliners reported Planes said finally landing in Cuba, where passengers released and hijackers rptdly. taken into custody.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Panama City, Panama) Operation International Solidarity said claimed by hijackers as their organization Panama scenes shown. American intervention in El Salvador, Haiti and Puerto Rico said at issue. Demands noted. Venezuelan sources quoted. [PASSENGER - describes panic on the plane.]
REPORTER: Bonnie Anderson

(Studio) Lebanese militia said taking over Beirut airport to help hijacked Libyan liners continue its journey. Plane said fueled and supplied with new crew of hijackers. Plane believed headed for Iran.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Rome airport scenes shown. [PILOT - over speaker talks of flying conditions.] Lebanese Moslem hijackers' demands cited. Negotiations noted in Arabic. Muammar el-Kadhafi said berated by hijackers. Disappearance of Shiite leader said cause of hijack.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

Anderson, Bonnie;
Chancellor, John;
Miller, Keith

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