• Short Summary

    Two of the seven survivors of the Libyan airliner shot down over the Sinai Desert more than two weeks ago (21 February) were taken form the hospital in Beersheba, Israel on Friday (9 March) and turned over to Egypt.

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    Two of the seven survivors of the Libyan airliner shot down over the Sinai Desert more than two weeks ago (21 February) were taken form the hospital in Beersheba, Israel on Friday (9 March) and turned over to Egypt.

    The two survivors, Feisal Al Share, an Egyptian waiter, and Fathi Jaballsh, a Libyan mechanic, were formally greeted by the Egyptian Minister of War General Mohamed Ismail, at an Air Force hospital gutside Cairo. The exchange of the two men had been arranged by the International Red Cross.

    SYNOPSIS: At Beersheba Hospital in Israel, on Friday, two men injured int he crash of a Libyan airliner more than two week ago, were escorted on their way back to their homes. The two men, Fiesal Al Share, an Egyptian waiter, and Fathi Jaballah, a Libyan mechanic, were two of only seven people, out of a hundred-and-thirteen, who survived the crash when their commercial airliner was downed by Israeli fighters. ...The two men were given a warm sand-off from the hospital. Both still showed signa of injuries suffered in the crash.

    The two men were put aboard a helicopter which would carry them to Kantara on the Suez Canal, where they would be turned over to Egypt. The exchange was under the auspices of the International Red Cross.

    The men were taken to an Air Force Hospital on the edge of Cairo. In the hospital, Egyptian Minister of War, General Mohamed Ismail, paid a visit to the men. He first talked with his follow countryman, Feisal Al Sharel. Mr. share described his experience as "a terrible nightmare". He said that "before crashing, the aircraft became a flying inferno" as a result of Israeli rocket fire. He said he was thrown clear when he aircraft hit the ground.

    General Ismail also welcomed Fathi Jaballah, the Libyan mechanic, and congratulated him on his safe return. Mr. C said that he through the 'plane was over Cairo Airport when he saw Israeli fighter shooting at the airliner. He said he fainted and later found himself in an Israeli hospital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6V9Q5XDPL66VLT9I9TQGYM1Y9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6V9Q5XDPL66VLT9I9TQGYM1Y9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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