• Short Summary

    A HEAVILY ARMED MAN SKYJACKED A LIGHT HELICOPTER IN NYK CITY THURSDAY, FORCING THE PILOT TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT ON TOP OF THE 59-STORY PAN AM BUILDING IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN.

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    AERIALS PAN AM BUILDING, MLS TO MS HELICOPTER ON ROOF, SHOT OF THREE MEN STANDING NEAR HELO (HARD TO TILL WHO THEY ARE BUT LOOKS AS THOUGH THEY WERE THE SKYJACKER AND HIS HOSTAGES), SHOTS POLICE HELICOPTER CIRCLING NEARBY - SOF INTVU WITH POLICE OFFICER DESCRIBING INCIDENT AND ARREST - SHOTS SKYJACKER BEING TAKEN FROM BUILDING TO POLICE STATION, VARIOUS SHOTS OF SKYJACKER INTO CAR. ED. NOTE WE SHOULD MENTION THAT PANAMA WAS ONCE SUED AS A HELO PAD FOR COMMUTER/TAXI HELOS BUT DISCONTINUED A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO. FLYING CONDITIONS LOOKED PTXXX PRETTY BAD, LOW CLOUD AND RAIN, FROM THE AERIAL SHOTS WE SAW. OFFBEAT ITEM.




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    Background: A HEAVILY ARMED MAN SKYJACKED A LIGHT HELICOPTER IN NYK CITY THURSDAY, FORCING THE PILOT TO LAND THE AIRCRAFT ON TOP OF THE 59-STORY PAN AM BUILDING IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. THE MAN, WHO HAD DEMANDED TO MILLION DOLLARS TO BE DELIVER BY A BIKINE-CLAD GIRL TO THE ROOFTOP LANDING SITE, WAS OVERPOWERED BY POLICE SHORTLY AFTER LANDING. THE PILOT WAS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED IN THE INCIDENT. A SECOND HOSTAGE WAS NOT HARMED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PT5L2T918XJWVHQNYV6FWUYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PT5L2T918XJWVHQNYV6FWUYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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