The President of Japan Airlines, Shizu Asada arrived at Dubai Airport on Sunday (22 July) where the Japanese Jumbo jet seized on Friday is still being held by its pro-Palestinian hi-jackers, with 140 hostages on board.
GV EXT Dubai airport building.
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CU Mr. Abdul Halim Hatoum, Manager of Dubai Civil Aviation.
SV's EXT Airport floodlights and hi-jacked plane light on tarmac. (2 shots)
SV & SCU & CU's INT of officials. (11 shots)
SV Abdul Hatoum seated. (silent)
MR. HATOUM: "There was a dead body the steward who was very slightly injured in the hand, but the story told by the steward I'll tell you later. And then we asked for whatever they want...we are, we are ready to negotiate, ready to talk on all aspects. But their only reply up until now is 'We don't want to negotiate, we don't want to talk to nobody. We are just waiting orders from headquarters' or from their origin commanders. In the morning they asked for breakfast and it was sent to them. Around II o'clock they asked for air conditioning. So the aircraft air conditioning might have been going so low that they wanted outside air conditioning. The air conditioning was sent and then they asked for lunch. A hot meal was sent to them. In the meantime there was some communication all the time - 'How is everybody - do they need anything, how does everybody feel, how are the passengers?' And the reply was they are in perfect shape. They have a doctor on board and they don't need anything and if they need they will call us."
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Background: The President of Japan Airlines, Shizu Asada arrived at Dubai Airport on Sunday (22 July) where the Japanese Jumbo jet seized on Friday is still being held by its pro-Palestinian hi-jackers, with 140 hostages on board.
Japan Airlines said that fuel taken aboard the plane was enough to fly two hours and fifty minutes.
But JAL President Mr. Asada told reporters he did not believe the aircraft would take off immediately because the fuel was not balanced and the hi-jackers claimed they were waiting for instructions.
Dubai's Airport Manager, Mr. Abdul Halim Hatoum, in a briefing after the Japanese Airline party arrived spoke about the hi-jack situation. He said he believed it was a premature explosion which launched the hi-jack and caused the death of a woman hi-jacker soon after the plane left Amsterdam.
The blast smashed her body, splattering blood over the steward. Believing he was badly hurt the man fainted.