• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TONIGHT (SATURDAY) ORDERED A CHECK ON ALL LUGGAGE AND CARGO CARRIED BY THE ISRAELI AIRLINE, EL AL PASSING THROUGH WEST GERMAN AIRPORT.

  • Description

    THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT TONIGHT (SATURDAY) ORDERED A CHECK ON ALL LUGGAGE AND CARGO CARRIED BY THE ISRAELI AIRLINE, EL AL PASSING THROUGH WEST GERMAN AIRPORT. THE ORDER FOLLOWS AN EXPLOSION IN THE CARGO HOLD OF AN AUSTRIAN AIRLINER TODAY SHORTLY AFTER IT HAD TAKEN OFF FROM FRANKFURT AIRPORT.

    THE PLANE, WITH 38 PEOPLE ON BOARD, WAS CARRYING MAIL BOUND FOR ISRAEL. IT HAD CLIMBED TO 10,000 FEET (ABOUT 3,000 METRES) WHEN AN EXPLOSION RIPPED THROUGH THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT IMMEDIATELY TURNED BACK TO FRANKFURT.

    INVESTIGATIONS REVEALED THAT THE EXPLOSION WAS IN THE CARGO HOLD. IT BLEW A HOLE IN THE FUSELAGE.

    POLICE SEALED OFF THE AIRPORT AS THE AIRLINER HEADED BACK AND ALL TRAFFIC WAS STOPPED. AS SOON AS IT TOUCHED DOWN POLICE BEGAN QUESTIONING THE PASSENGERS AND MADE A THOROUGH SEARCH OF THEIR BAGGAGE. POLICE DECLINED TO SAY WHETHER ANY IMPORTANT PERSONALITY WAS ABOARD THE FLIGHT. THEY SAY THAT SO FAR THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THE EXPLOSION HAD BEEN AN ATTEMPTED SABOTAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SRE7JHDMGS0RVYUU11DEB4LQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SRE7JHDMGS0RVYUU11DEB4LQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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