• Short Summary

    JAPANESE TRANSPORT MINISTER TOMISABURO HASHIMOTO ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY (1 APRIL) IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE DEADLOCK WITH JAPANESE STUDENTS WHO HIJACKED A JAPAN AIRLINES BOEING 727 ON AN INTERNAL FLIGHT IN JAPAN THE DAY BEFORE.

  • Description

    JAPANESE TRANSPORT MINISTER TOMISABURO HASHIMOTO ARRIVED IN SEOUL ON WEDNESDAY (1 APRIL) IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE DEADLOCK WITH JAPANESE STUDENTS WHO HIJACKED A JAPAN AIRLINES BOEING 727 ON AN INTERNAL FLIGHT IN JAPAN THE DAY BEFORE. THE SAME DAY, AN ESTIMATED 30 SOUTH KOREAN YOUTHS DEMONSTRATED AT SEOUL'S KIMPO AIRPORT AGAINST THE HIJACKERS' AIM OF FLYING ON TO NORTH KOREA.

    THE STUDENTS SHOUTED THAT THE HIJACKED BOEING SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO FLY ON TO PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA'S CAPITAL, AND URGED THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT TO SEIZE THE AIRCRAFT.

    THE JAPANESE TRANSPORT MINISTER FLEW FROM TOKYO TO JOIN IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ESTIMATED 15 STUDENTS WHO HAD COMMANDEERED THE AIRCRAFT. HE REAFFIRMED ON THURSDAY (2 APRIL) THAT SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN WOULD NOT LET THE BOEING LEAVE FOR NORTH KOREA UNTIL THE ALMOST 100 PASSENGERS ABOARD SINCE THE MARCH 31 HIJACKING WERE RELEASED.

    ON THURSDAY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOWED ONTO THE MAIN RUNWAY AND INTO A POSITION FROM WHERE IT COULD TAKE OFF. THE BOEING HAD BEEN PARKED SLIGHTLY OFF THE RUNWAY SINCE IT LANDED AT KIMPO WITH ONE WHEEL IN THE MUD.

    IT WAS ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY (3 APRIL) THAT SOUTH KOREAN DEFENCE MINISTER NAI HYUK CHUNG SAID HE EXPECTED THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF THE PASSENGERS. HE SAID THE PASSENGERS WOULD BE RELEASED AND THEN TWO JAPANESE OFFICIALS WOULD BOARD THE AIRCRAFT AS NEW HOSTAGES. ONE OF THE PROPOSED HOSTAGES IS THE JAPANESE VICE-TRANSPORT MINISTER.

    LATER FRIDAY IT WAS REPORTED THE PASSENGERS HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE AIRCRAFT.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3WBY8SPO25HAA6OMG9RKH7CQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WBY8SPO25HAA6OMG9RKH7CQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment