• Short Summary

    The 49 women and children released by Arab commandos who hijacked a Lufthansa Jumbo jet to Aden in South Yemen on Monday (21 February) arrived safely in Frankfurt on Wednesday (23 February) after brief stoops in Beirut and Athens.

  • Description

    The 49 women and children released by Arab commandos who hijacked a Lufthansa Jumbo jet to Aden in South Yemen on Monday (21 February) arrived safely in Frankfurt on Wednesday (23 February) after brief stoops in Beirut and Athens. The 127 male passengers--including 19-year-old Joseph Kennedy, sone of the late Senator Robert Kennedy--were scheduled to arrive in Frankfurt later on Wednesday evening.

    When the women and children arrived in Beirut--tired after their nine-hour night flight from Aden--an Australian mother, Mrs. Ruth Cummins, told a reporter how she'd felt during the hijack.

    The hijackers later released the jet's crew of 14 and surrendered to South Yemen authorities. The dramatic end to the hijacking came after two days of tension during which the hijackers planted explosives aboard the giant jet as it stood at Aden airport, and ordered refuelling operations without stating its destination. Negotiations involving West German and Yemen Government officials as well as Lufthansa board members finally convinced the hijackers to free their hostages and surrender.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZIKR7RD5VK1VPYEH7O6NF9V7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZIKR7RD5VK1VPYEH7O6NF9V7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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