• Short Summary

    SPECIAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS REMAINED IN FORCE AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT TODAY (TUESDAY) TO PROTECT AIRLINERS OPERATING TO AND FROM THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Description

    SPECIAL SECURITY PRECAUTIONS REMAINED IN FORCE AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT TODAY (TUESDAY) TO PROTECT AIRLINERS OPERATING TO AND FROM THE MIDDLE EAST. POLICE REFUSED TO GIVE EXACT DETAILS, BUT THE MEASURES HAVE BEEN IN FORCE SINCE SATURDAY'S ISRAELI COMMANDO RAID ON ARAB AIRCRAFT AT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    SOME AIRLINES ARE REPORTED TO BE EMPLOYING PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICERS TO SUPPLEMENT THE WATCH BEING KEPT BY AIRPORT POLICE. SPECIAL MEASURES WERE ALSO BEING TAKEN AT MANY OTHER MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS INCLUDING PARIS, ROME, ZURICH AND GENEVA.

    A HOAX BOMB CALL HELD UP AN ISRAELI EL AL AIRLINER AT LONDON FOR 45 MINUTES LAST NIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SEARCHED BUT NOTHING WAS FOUND AND THE FLIGHT CONTINUED.

    THIRTEEN AIRCRAFT, INCLUDING EIGHT BELONGING TO MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES, WERE DESTROYED IN THE BEIRUT ATTACK, WHICH ISRAEL CLAIMED WAS A REPRISAL FOR THE INCIDENT AT ATHENS AIRPORT ON DECEMBER 26 WHEN TWO ARAB COMMANDOS USED MACHINE GUNS AND GRENADES TO ATTACK AN ISRAELI EL AL BOEING. ONE ISRAELI PASSENGER WAS KILLED.

    MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES, THE BIGGEST AND RICHEST IN THE ARAB WORLD, LOST A BOEING 707, A VC 10, TWO CARAVELLES, THREE COMETS AND ONE VISCOUNT AT BEIRUT. EGYPT AND KUWAIT HAVE STEPPED IN TO HELP MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES WITH THE LOAN OF AIRLINERS.

    AT LONDON AIRPORT TODAY AN AER LINGUS BOEING, CHARTERED BY EL AL WAS SUBJECT TO SECURITY CHECKS ON ARRIVAL. AMONG THE PASSENGERS DISEMBARKING WAS THE ISRAELI ACTOR TOPOL, WHO ROSE TO STARDOM IN THE LONDON PRODUCTION OF THE MUSICAL "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6JA93F61JRTX9RYZA968SUW0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JA93F61JRTX9RYZA968SUW0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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