• Short Summary

    With the release of the bulk of the hostages held by guerrilla members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it is unlikely that the ten C-130 transport aircraft standing by at Adana air base in Turkey will now be called into use.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Aircraft on tarmac (2 shots)
    0.19

    2.
    SV Aircrew by aircraft
    0.22

    3.
    SV INT. Hospital facilities (2 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    SV Crew enter aircraft through fuselage
    0.35

    5.
    SV PAN Crew inside aircraft, PAN DOWN equipment
    0.51

    6.
    GV Aircraft on tarmac, PAN across
    1.02



    Initials DHC/PN/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: With the release of the bulk of the hostages held by guerrilla members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it is unlikely that the ten C-130 transport aircraft standing by at Adana air base in Turkey will now be called into use. The Transport aircraft were readied in Turkey for possible evacuation work for the three hijacked aircraft.

    Twenty-five U.S. Phantom jet fighter bombers were also flown to Adana Air Base, but a White House spokesman refused to disclose their likely function. The C-130's are fully equipped with hospital facilities, and carry doctors and nursing crew. The U.S. base and Adana is less than 350 miles (560 km) from the guerrilla's desert airstrip in Jordan.

    A U.S. Government spokesman said that none of the aircraft or ships that had been deployed around Jordan were intended to use force.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41LN3KIUDSGU3HA6VTFF6NUXD
    Media URN:
    VLVA41LN3KIUDSGU3HA6VTFF6NUXD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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