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Tunisia / American Cargo Plane #60518

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 11, 1979
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(Studio) Mystery surrounding presence of American cargo plane in Tunis, Tunisia, reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Intrigue behind plane's alleged mission outlined; incld. in mystery are Moslem relief agency, the Red Crescent, Young Cargo company, Global International Airways, Cairo, Beirut, and the Nicaraguan civil war. [Global spokesperson Robert CLOUGH - comments.] Arms and ammunition reported loaded on plane rather than relief supplies Global had contracted for. Refusal of Global pilot to fly arms to Costa Rica noted. [CLOUGH - comments.] Global crew said rpting. incident to American embassy in Tunis at which point cargo was unloaded; disappearance of Young Cargo representatives, original contractors of plane, cited. Remaining question with regard to Tunisian military involvement in attempt to ship arms to Nicaraguan rebels mentioned.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted

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