• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN GENEVA TODAY FOR TALKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIRLINE PILOTS' ASSOCIATIONS (IFALPA) ON WAYS OF PREVENTING AIRCRAFT HIJACKINGS.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT ARRIVED IN GENEVA TODAY FOR TALKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIRLINE PILOTS' ASSOCIATIONS (IFALPA) ON WAYS OF PREVENTING AIRCRAFT HIJACKINGS.

    HE MET A FOUR-MAN TEAM HEADED BY CAPTAIN OLA FORSBERG, THE FINNISH PRESIDENT OF IFALPA, AT THE EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS OF THE U.N. FOR THE TALKS. HE DECLINED TO MAKE ANY STATEMENT ON ARRIVAL.

    LAST MONDAY, THE PILOTS SAID THEY PLANNED A 24-HOURS WORLD-WIDE STRIKE IF THE U.N. FAILED TO ACT ON ITS APPEAL TO HALT AIR PIRACY AND SECURE THE RELEASE OF TWO ISRAELI PASSENGERS STILL IN DAMASCUS FOLLOWING THE HIJACKING OF AN AMERICAN JETLINER NINE DAYS AGO.

    AFTER THE MEETING U THANT TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE HAD BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT OVER THE DETENTIONS OF THE ISRAELIS BUT HE DECLINED TO ELABORATE.

    HE ADDED THAT HE AGREED WITH THE PILOTS THAT THE PROBLEM HAD PROJECTED BEYOND THE QUESTION OF AIR SAFETY INTO THE POLITICAL FIELD.

    LATER U THANT LEFT FOR ADDIS ABABA FOR THE OPENING OF THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA53VWH8YH0ZUGTCN5HI1HGKSYE
    Media URN:
    VLVA53VWH8YH0ZUGTCN5HI1HGKSYE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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