• Short Summary

    A Swissair jetliner touched down in Zurich today (Saturday) and brought to an end the ordeal of 64 hostages hijacked to Jordan last Sunday.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Sign and Zurich airport
    0.13

    2.
    SV PAN Relatives waiting
    0.18

    3.
    SV Swissair aircraft taxiing
    0.22

    4.
    MV Policeman
    0.24

    5.
    LV Steps to airliner
    0.27

    6.
    SV Police car
    0.29

    7.
    MV/CU Passengers out of aircraft and into terminal (11 shots)
    1.12



    Initials AH/GNS/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Swissair jetliner touched down in Zurich today (Saturday) and brought to an end the ordeal of 64 hostages hijacked to Jordan last Sunday.

    The passengers--44 from the hijacked Swissair DC-8 and 22 from the Transworld Airlines Boeing 707--were transferred from the desert Revolution Airstrip to an Amman hotel on Monday.

    Yesterday, they were among the 66 passengers flown to Nicosia on the first stage of their journey home. When they reached Zurich today, they were examined by a team of Swiss doctors.

    Meanwhile, the Swiss government announced that it would continue to concentrate all its efforts on saving the 40 hostages still held by the commandos in Jordan. Three Palestinians who fired on an Israeli airliner at Zurich last year are currently serving 12-year sentences in Switzerland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EGIW62XI7GPM2YM5G9L9PMHE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EGIW62XI7GPM2YM5G9L9PMHE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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