• Short Summary

    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.

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    1.
    GV PAN TWA and Swissair aircraft on desert
    0.16

    2.
    LV ZOOM IN P.F.L.P. slogan on aircraft
    0.22

    3.
    SV Passengers seated in aircraft
    0.34

    4.
    GV VC-10 flies over (3 shots)
    0.47

    5.
    GV VC-10 makes final approach
    0.51

    6.
    CU P.L.F.P. flag
    0.53

    7.
    GV Dust around VC-10 as it lands (3 shots)
    1.04

    8.
    CU Aircraft, Captain in doorway
    1.19

    9.
    GV PAN Three aircraft on desert.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAFYR6T1Q10W3MN6LJ39G8XMQK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFYR6T1Q10W3MN6LJ39G8XMQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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