Arab cameramen form Iraq scooped the world on the ninth of September when they captured the only film in the wold of the sky-jacked B.
GV PAN TWA and Swissair aircraft on desert
LV ZOOM IN P.F.L.P. slogan on aircraft
SV Passengers seated in aircraft
GV VC-10 flies over (3 shots)
GV VC-10 makes final approach
CU P.L.F.P. flag
GV Dust around VC-10 as it lands (3 shots)
CU Aircraft, Captain in doorway
GV PAN Three aircraft on desert.
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Background: Arab cameramen form Iraq scooped the world on the ninth of September when they captured the only film in the wold of the sky-jacked B.O.A.C. V.C.-10 airliner coming into land at the Palestinian Commando airstrip in Jordan.
The Iraquis were also first in to film the Swissair and T.W.A. airliners, which were hi-jacked on the sixth of September. They were working on this when the B.O.A.C. aircraft appeared in the sky overhead.
The dessert terrain below was so bad that the pilot of the British airliner circled overhead for more than an hour before landing. When he did, spectacular cloud of dust was thrown up.
Iraq has been the warmest supporter of the guerrilla movement as a whole, and of the hijack actions of all Arab nations.
But on the tenth of September, in a statement breaking into scheduled programmes on Baghdad radio, Iraq appealed to the Palestinian guerrillas to release their hijack hostages "so there will be no justification for foreign intervention."