• Short Summary

    The co-pilot of a South Korean airliner, who heroically helped foil a hijack attempt, was flown critically injured to Seoul yesterday (Sunday).

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    MV Stretcher being prepared
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    MV Injured co-pilot taken from helicopter into ambulance and away (3 shots)
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    MV Injured co-pilot taken from ambulance (3 shots)
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    SV Injured co-pilot on bed in hospital emergency unit
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    GV Turbo-prop airliner taxing
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    GV Control tower, Kimpo airport.
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    MV Passengers down steps of aircraft
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    MV Passengers being interviewed by newsmen
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    CV Passengers on board airport bus
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    Initials AH/DW/ES.1815 AH/DW/VH/1818



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The co-pilot of a South Korean airliner, who heroically helped foil a hijack attempt, was flown critically injured to Seoul yesterday (Sunday). At the same time, the passengers he helped save from the grenade-wielding hijacker were also flown to the South Korean capital.

    The co-pilot, Myung-Se Chun, was crewing a Fokker Friendship airliner on a domestic flight to Seoul on Saturday when it was seized by a 22-year-old roof tiler. The hijacker, armed with grenades, ordered the pilot to fly to North Korea.

    As the aircraft started an emergency landing -- still south of the border -- a steward succeeding in shooting the hijacker. As the 28-year-old co-pilot hurled himself upon the man, two grenades went off. The blast killed the hijacker, blew off co-pilot Chun's arms and injured 15 of the 65 people aboard the airliner -- which the pilot succeeded in landing safely.

    Mr Chun was rushed to Seoul by helicopter. But doctors at the University Hospital were unable to save his life. The South Korean government has decided to make him the posthumous award of the Order of National Service First Class, one of the country's highest honours for civilians.

    Two South Korean Ministers have offered to resign as a result of this latest hijacking attempt. The police chief at the airliner's departure point, Sokcho Port, has been sacked and three of his men arrested for suspected negligence in making security checks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40UPD0T69ROLQ2EQ72OF2EXE4
    Media URN:
    VLVA40UPD0T69ROLQ2EQ72OF2EXE4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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