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    PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS OF A SKYJACKED T.W.A. AIRLINER TOADY (FRIDAY) TOLD OF A SHOT?

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    MV AIRHOSTESSES OFF AIRCRAFT IN PARIS
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    2.
    CU DITTO
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    CU STEWARD
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    4.
    CU CAMERAMEN
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    MV STEWARD & STEWARDESSES (SOF) (OVERLAY STARTS AT 54' SHOTS OF AIRCRAFT AT BEIRUT) (STEWARDESS_STEWARD_CAPTAIN_BULLETS_PASSENGERS 75')
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: "WELL YESTERDAY, YESTERDAY NIGHT ABOUT 12.30 WE WERE HIJACKED ABOVE THE (INDISTINCT) AS USUAL AND HE AGAIN FORCED THE GIRL INTO THE COCKPIT AND ASKED THE CAPTAIN TO LAND IN MILANO INSTEAD OF ROME IN ORDER TO REFUEL AND GO TO DAMASCUS. SO A SHORT WHILE LATER HE DECIDED THAT WE WERE LANDING IN ROME AND THAT WE SHOULDN'T MOVE AT ALL DURING THE REFUELLING, THAT THE DOOR SHOULD REMAIN CLOSED. AS IT ... AHH ... WE STAYED ABOUT ONE HOUR AND THIRTY MINUTES IN ROME AND HE WAS GETTING NERVOUS AND TO SHOW THAT HE WAS NOT JOKING, HE HAD A GUN WHICH HE FIRED AT THE GALLEY AND OPENED A CARRIER. THE CAPTAIN TOLD THE GROUND TO HURRY UP A LITTLE AND WE STARTED AGAIN AND THE DIRECTION WAS DAMASCUS. ABOUT HALF AN HOUR LATER HE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD GO TO BEIRUT INSTEAD OF DAMASCUS AND WE LANDED IN BEIRUT ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER. WE DIDN'T KNOW IF WE WERE GOING TO MAKE THE NEXT PLACE OR IF HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT WITHIN THE AIR OR THE ELECTRONICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE COCKPIT WHICH HE DID AT THE END OF IT. I THINK HE SHOOT ABOUT THIRTEEN TIMES IN THE AIR, BUT ALL THE PASSENGERS WERE OUT SAFE AND THAT WAS THE END OF IT. HE WAS ARRESTED BY THE LEBANON AUTHORITIES. HE WAS SPEAKING FRENCH AND HAD A FRENCH PASSPORT AND HE SAID IT WAS A FALSE PASSPORT SO WE DON'T REALLY KNOW IF HE'S FRENCH OR NOT."




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    Background: PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS OF A SKYJACKED T.W.A. AIRLINER TOADY (FRIDAY) TOLD OF A SHOT BEING FIRED BY A YOUNG FRENCHMAN AFTER HE'D ORDERED THE AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO LEBANON. A STEWARD FROM THE AIRCRAFT TOLD NEWSMAN AFTER HE'D BEEN FLOWN TO PARIS FROM BEIRUT, THAT THE HIJACKER FIRED A SHOT AT THE FORWARD GALLEY WHILE THE PLANE WAS ON THE GROUND IN ROME.

    IT WAS THE SECOND HIJACKING WITHIN TEN WEEKS OF A T.W.A. BOEING. THE LATEST INVOLVED AN AIRCRAFT FLYING BETWEEN PARIS AND ROME. AFTER LEAVING THE FRENCH CAPITAL A YOUNG FRENCHMAN REDUCED A GUN AND ORDERED THE AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO BEIRUT. AFTER LANDING IN ROME TO REFUEL, THE AIRLINER FLEW ON TO LEBANON.

    THE HIJACKER PUMPED AT LEAST TEN BULLETS INTO THE INSTRUMENT PANEL OF THE PLANE AFTER IT HAD COME TO STOP AT BEIRUT AIRPORT. THE NINE PASSENGERS AND II CREW ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT WERE FLOWN BACK TO PARIS WHERE ONE OF THE STEWARDS SPOKE TO NEWSMEN....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94B0YYI8AHIQZR4WPNQCZRD46
    Media URN:
    VLVA94B0YYI8AHIQZR4WPNQCZRD46
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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