• Short Summary

    The Legal Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) met at lancaster House in London today (Tuesday) to consider what measures they could take to combat hi-jacking.

  • Description

    The Legal Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) met at lancaster House in London today (Tuesday) to consider what measures they could take to combat hi-jacking. They were addressed by Mr Frederick Corfield, the British Minister with responsibility for civil aviation.

    Earlier Mr Corfield had drawn attention to the change in tactics of the hi-jackers. Until recently, he said, they had merely diverted aircraft; now they were seizing both aircraft and passengers and destroying the aircraft.

    SYNOPSIS: At Lancaster House in London the Legal Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organisation met to consider what legal means they could take to combat hi-jacking. Interpol was represented at the meeting along the representatives of the civil aviation ministries of the member countries.

    The delegates were reminded of the suffering caused by the recent outbreak of hi-jacking in the Middle East and of the duty of the International Civil Aviation Organisation to do what it could to protect airliners and to ensure the safety of passengers.

    The changes in the tactics of the hi-jackers were emphasised. The delegates were told that until recently the hi-jackers had merely diverted aircraft; now they were seizing both aircraft and passengers and destroying the aircraft.

    The British spokesman, Mr Frederick Corfield, summed up the threat:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HOH8O7H7UC9BPJMNIKXUZFNJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HOH8O7H7UC9BPJMNIKXUZFNJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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