A middle-aged Korean who mae a hi-jack attempt on an All-Nippon Airways aircraft carrying forty nine passengers was arrested by police on Thursday (13 May) after the pilot made an emergency landing at Tokyo airport.
GV & SV Japanese YS-II Aircraft on tarmac
SV Police guarding aircraft
Cu & SV Passengers reboard aircraft (3 shots)
CU Airport police station sign
SV PAN Hi-jacker led away by police
GV Group of police around desk
CU Policeman (2 shots)
CU Wire used by hijacker to deceive crew (2 shots)
Initials BB/1540 RR/PW/BB/1604
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Background: A middle-aged Korean who mae a hi-jack attempt on an All-Nippon Airways aircraft carrying forty nine passengers was arrested by police on Thursday (13 May) after the pilot made an emergency landing at Tokyo airport.
The man, later named as Chung Yong-ki, told a stewardess shortly after take-off from Tokyo that he wished to be taken to North Korea. He threatened to blow the aircraft up, and deceived the stewardess into believing that a length of wire wrapped around his waist was a bomb fuse. The pilot immediately turned back to Tokyo.
The aircraft was on a domestic flight to Sendai, in Northern Japan.
This is the second time in just over twelve months that a Japanese aircraft, flying from a Japanese airport, has suffered a hi-jack attempt. In March 1970, fifteen student extremists, armed with swords, knives and explosives, held 139 passengers and crew hostage in a Boeing 727 of Japanese Airlines. This story was covered by Visnews Production Numbers 2971/70 and 3079/70 issued in April 1970. We also issued a Backgrounder on Hi-Jacking in December 1970 Production No. 11991/70.