• Short Summary

    A man took over a Canadian airliner at Frankfurt airport this afternoon (Friday) - and, at midnight, was still holding a stewardess as hostage and threatening to blow up the Air Canada DC-8 unless his demands were met by 1500 GMT tomorrow (Saturday).

  • Description

    A man took over a Canadian airliner at Frankfurt airport this afternoon (Friday) - and, at midnight, was still holding a stewardess as hostage and threatening to blow up the Air Canada DC-8 unless his demands were met by 1500 GMT tomorrow (Saturday). He is asking for the release of a Czechoslovak, Ludomir Adamica, who is being held (along with 9 others), on charges of air piracy arising from the hijacking of a Czech airliner last June, and the killing of its pilot.

    The drama began when an anonymous bomb threat cause 22 passengers and six crew to be evacuated from the aircraft. Details of the ensuing activities are unclear, but it is believed that the man - dressed in airport worker's blue overalls - grabbed a stewardess and took her back on board at gun point. An Air Canada spokesman is reported to have said that the Captain of the airliner saw what was happening, and was able to prevent the rest of the crew and passengers from reboarding the aircraft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RDA8BRQRX546T1MDX7IWE96Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RDA8BRQRX546T1MDX7IWE96Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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