All passengers aboard a hijacked West German jumbo jet airliner, including Joseph Kennedy -- the 19-year-old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy -- were released on Tuesday (22 February) afternoon by their hijackers in Aden.
SV PAN ACROSS construction work on Aden airport (May 1964)
SV PAN ALONG with grader levelling surface of strip
SV Tarring machine along strip
SV Sign "Passenger Reception" (1967)
SV Passengers leaving airport coach (2 shots)
SV Luggage on trolley
LV Senator Kennedy and wife with nephew Joseph among crowd at Dacca (2 shots)
GV Crowd applaud
SV Kennedy party pushing through crowd
SV Three members of Kennedy family on dais in front of crowd
SCU Edward Kennedy and nephew Joseph wave to crowd
Initials OS/2228 OS/105
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Background: All passengers aboard a hijacked West German jumbo jet airliner, including Joseph Kennedy -- the 19-year-old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy -- were released on Tuesday (22 February) afternoon by their hijackers in Aden.
The aircraft was hijacked while on a flight from New Delhi to Frankfurt via Athens. The Yemeni mission in Aden said the passengers, including 37 women and 12 children, would be flown to Beirut on Tuesday evening end from there to their ultimate destinations. Latest reports indicate that the crew is still being held hostage.
The hijackers, members of the Zionist Victims Organisation, have threatened that no one should approach the captured Lufthansa jet except the Yemeni Director General of Civil Aviation. He went on board the plane earlier on Tuesday, but no details of his conversation with the commandos have been released.
This film, from the Visnews library, shows Aden airport where the hijacked aircraft is being held; and the Kennedy family in Dacca earlier this year.
SYNOPSIS: Aden airport -- seen here under construction in 1964 -- was the landing point for a hijacked West German Lufthansa Jumbo jet on Monday. The aircraft, on a flight form New Delhi to Frankfurt via Athens, was taken over shortly after take-off by five Arab commandos. The hijackers are said to be members of what the official Iraq News Agency described as the "Organisation for resisting Zionist persecution".
Among the aircraft's passengers -- now reported to have been released -- was 19-year-old Joseph Kennedy, son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy. Joseph had gone to Bangladesh and India with his uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy, earlier th??? year and had stayed on along for a tour around North India. Joseph Kennedy and the other passengers are now believed to be flying to Beirut and from there to the ultimate destinations.