• Short Summary

    AN ARGENTINE AIRLINER HAS RETURNED TO BUENOS AIRES AFTER THE LONGEST HIJACK FLIGHT ON RECORD...?

  • Description

    AN ARGENTINE AIRLINER HAS RETURNED TO BUENOS AIRES AFTER THE LONGEST HIJACK FLIGHT ON RECORD... AN EIGHT HOUR JOURNEY FROM CHILE TO CUBA. THE PLANE WAS TAKEN OVER BY FIVE MEN ARMED WITH SUBMACHINE GUNS ON WEDNESDAY, THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY LEADER CHE GUEVARA WHO WAS KILLED BY THE BOLIVIAN ARMY.

    THE PLANE, AN AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS BOEING 707, WAS TAKEN OVER SHORTLY BEFORE IT REACHED SANTIAGO, CHILE. THE HIJACKERS ORDERED THE CAPTAIN TO REFUEL THERE AND THREATENED TO KILL 68 OCCUPANTS IF THE AUTHORITIES INTERVIEWED. IT TOOK OFF FOR CUBA AFTER A 70 MINUTE STOP.

    ONE THE SAME DAY, ANOTHER SOUTH AMERICAN PLANE WAS HIJACKED TO CUBA, THERE WERE SEVERAL BOMB ATTACKS IN BRAZIL AND CHILE, AND IN THE BOLIVIAN CAPITAL OF LA PAZ POLICE USED TEARGAS TO DISPERSE STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATED IN HONOUR OF THE ARGENTINE-BORN GUEVARA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7HXUHUAEDBHRO719Q4PGQG50R
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HXUHUAEDBHRO719Q4PGQG50R
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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