• Short Summary

    A TURKISH AIRLINER WITH 56 PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF SIX HAS RETURNED TO ISTANBUL AFTER BEING HIJACKED IN MID AIR AND TAKEN TO SOFIA IN BULGARIA.

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    AIRLINER LANDS; PASSENGERS LEAVE PLANE; CAPTAIN OF AIRCRAFT.




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    Background: A TURKISH AIRLINER WITH 56 PASSENGERS AND A CREW OF SIX HAS RETURNED TO ISTANBUL AFTER BEING HIJACKED IN MID AIR AND TAKEN TO SOFIA IN BULGARIA.

    THE PLANE, A TURKISH AIRWAYS VISCOUNT, WAS FLYING FROM ISTANBUL TO ANKARA ON TUESDAY (SEPT. 16) WHEN IT WAS HIJACKED.

    AFTER FLYING THE PLANE BACK TO ISTANBUL ON TUESDAY THE PILOT, A 44-YEAR-OLD CAPTAIN NAZMI KIRSEVER, TOLD REPORTERS ABOUT THE HIJACKING.

    HE SAID THAT SOON AFTER TAKING OFF FROM ISTANBUL A YOUNG MAN ENTERED THE FLIGHT DECK AND HELD A PISTOL TO HIS CHEST. HE SAID THE MAN TOLD HIM TO FLY TO RUMANIA BUT THEN DECIDED ON SOFIA IN BULGARIA.

    AS SOON AS THE PLANE LANDED THE HIJACKER WAS TAKEN AWAY BY BULGARIAN POLICE.

    LATER THE HIJACKER WAS NAMED AS 27-YEAR-OLD SADI TOKER, A LAW STUDENT FROM ISTANBUL.

    THE BULGARIAN EMBASSY IN ANKARA SAID THAT TOKER WOULD BE RETURNED TO TURKEY BY ROAD AND HANDED OVER TO TURKISH AUTHORITIES.

    AMONG THE PASSENGERS ON THE HIJACKED PLANE WAS RACING CYLIST ALI HURYILMAZ, A FORMER BULGARIAN WHO SOUGHT POLITICAL ASYLUM IN TURKEY EARLIER THIS YEAR. HOWEVER THE BULGARIAN AUTHORITIES DID NOT BOTHER ANY OF THE PASSENGERS FROM THE PLANE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADF7AJM7FBO9PX8KILPHNXX6IR
    Media URN:
    VLVADF7AJM7FBO9PX8KILPHNXX6IR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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