• Short Summary

    WORLD AIRLINER PILOTS ARE TAKING ACTION AGAINST ALGERIA FOLLOWING ITS REFUSAL TO RELEASE AN ISRAELI AIRLINER AND ITS CREW, HIJACKED LAST MONTH BY PALESTINIAN GUNMEN.

  • Description

    WORLD AIRLINER PILOTS ARE TAKING ACTION AGAINST ALGERIA FOLLOWING ITS REFUSAL TO RELEASE AN ISRAELI AIRLINER AND ITS CREW, HIJACKED LAST MONTH BY PALESTINIAN GUNMEN. MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATIONS (IFALPA) WILL BOYCOTT ALGIERS AIRPORT UNTIL THE PLANE AND PILOTS ARE RELEASED.

    THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME AT SIMULTANEOUSLY NEWS CONFERENCES IN AMSTERDAM AND LONDON TODAY (TUESDAY). STATEMENTS WERE MADE BY IFALPA PRESIDENT J.M. BARTELSKI IN AMSTERDAM, AND IFALPA SECRETARY C. JACKSON IN LONDON. THE BOYCOTT, WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT WITHIN THREE DAYS, WILL MORE THAN HALVE AIR TRAFFIC INTO ALGERIA. AT THE SAME TIME, GROUND STAFF OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT WORKERS FEDERATION (I.T.F.) WILL REFUSE TO SERVICE ALGERIAN AIRLINE PLANES AT OTHER AIRPORTS.

    AT THE AMSTERDAM NEWS CONFERENCE, MR. BARTELSKI READ OUT THE FEDERATION'S DECISION. AND IN LONDON CAPTAIN JACKSON READ OUT THE STATEMENT THAT THE ALGERIAN AUTHORITIES HAD SENT TO IFALPA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19331J23QNK5P2VHKM8O4MWRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA19331J23QNK5P2VHKM8O4MWRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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