• Short Summary

    RELATIVES OF PASSENGERS ABOARD THE HIJACKED JAPANESE AIRLINER CROWDED TOKYO AIRPORT ON TUESDAY (MARCH 31) FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLIGHT.

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    GV JAPAN AIRPORT
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    2.
    SV POLICE AT AIRPORT
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    3.
    GV PEOPLE IN AIRPORT LOUNGE
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    4.
    GV AIRLINE COUNTER - PAN TO PEOPLE
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    SCU AIR HOSTESSES ANSWER QUERIES (3 SHOTS)
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    GV PEOPLE
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    SCU POLICE
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    CV PEOPLE IN AIRPORT
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    Background: RELATIVES OF PASSENGERS ABOARD THE HIJACKED JAPANESE AIRLINER CROWDED TOKYO AIRPORT ON TUESDAY (MARCH 31) FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLIGHT. AIRPORT POLICE STEPPED UP SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THERE WAS NO REPETITION OF THE HIJACKING AFTER FANATICAL LEFT-WING STUDENTS COMMANDEERED THE AIRCRAFT AND ATTEMPTED TO PERSUADE THE PILOT TO FLY THEM TO NORTH KOREA.

    ON THURSDAY, THE AIRCRAFT, WITH ALMOST 100 PASSENGERS ABOARD, WAS STILL AT SEOUL AIRPORT IN SOUTH KOREA AFTER THREE DAYS OF BARGAINING BETWEEN THE 15 SAMURAI-SWORD SWINGING STUDENT HIJACKERS AND SOUTH KOREAN AUTHORITIES. THE STUDENTS WANT TO FLY ON TO NORTH KOREA BUT AUTHORITIES INSIST THE PASSENGERS ARE RELEASED FIRST. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED AT SEOUL ON TUESDAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE THE HIJACKERS INTO BELIEVING THEY HAD LANDED IN NORTH KOREA.

    FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF THE PASSENGERS ARRIVED AT TOKYO AIRPORT AS SOON AS NEWS OF THE HIJACK BECAME KNOWN AND WAITED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PROGRESS OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE JET LINER HAD BEEN DIVERTED WHILE ON A REGULAR FLIGHT FROM TOKYO TO FUKUOKA IN THE WEST OF JAPAN.

    TWENTY-THREE OF THE PASSENGERS -- 10 WOMEN, 12 CHILDREN AND ONE ELDERLY MAN -- HAD BEEN ALLOWED OFF THE PLANE IN SEOUL. POLICE CHECKED ALL BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS OF PASSENGERS AT TOKYO AND OTHER AIRPORTS IN JAPAN AS A PRECAUTION AGAINST FURTHER INCIDENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA933ECIP0902IV6H4RAVURBTPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA933ECIP0902IV6H4RAVURBTPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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