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Pakistan / Pan Am 73 Hijacking #552514

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 05, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(London, England: John Cochran) Responsibility for hijacking of Pan Am flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, examined; United States officials said believing Arab Liberation Org. was responsible. Hijackers noted demanding to go to Cyprus, site of 1985 slaughter of Israeli yachters by Yasir Arafat's PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) commando unit, Force 17; details given, scenes shown. [Institution for the Study of Terrorism spokesperson Jillian BECKER - cites indications of Arafat's involvement.] Libyan Revolutionary Cells and Army of God said both claiming responsibility; details given.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(NYC: Ann Rubenstein) Reactions of Pan Am passengers' families featured; scenes shown. Victim Rajesh Kumar described, photograph shown. [Family spokesperson Ashiq PATEL - describes family's reaction.] [Parinda KHATRI - reacts to father Abdullah Khatri's situation.] [Tahira LOTI - blames United States and hijackers equally.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Rubenstein, Ann

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