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    An aircraft specially chartered by the International Red Cross has reached Jordan with doctors and medical supplies after landing at Beirut.

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    An aircraft specially chartered by the International Red Cross has reached Jordan with doctors and medical supplies after landing at Beirut.

    The DC 6 aircraft carried seven tons of relief aid consisting mainly of medicines, surgical instruments and blankets, as well as a medical team of two doctors and seven nurses.

    The Red Cross dispatched the aid as part of its relief for those injured in the fighting in Jordan.

    When the aircraft landed at Beirut it was joined by Red Cross special delegates Pierre Boissier and Marcel Boisard who had been trying for days to get to Amman to lead negotiations for the release of hostages held since the multiple hijackings more than a week ago.

    The aircraft flew to Amman on Sunday and was able to land there After it took off for Amman, Beirut Radio broadcast repeated appeals to Jordan to allow the aircraft to land safety.

    It was hoped the aircraft would bring out wounded from the three days of heavy fighting in Amman, but first reports said it had not been able to evacuate any wounded. There were reported to be hundreds, perhaps thousands of wounded lying in the streets.

    The aircraft is due to make another flight to Amman carrying radio equipment for International Red Cross representatives so they can reestablish contact with the headquarters in Geneva.

    Before the aircraft left Beirut M. Bossier a Swiss Lawyer spoke to reporters:
    SYNOPSIS: A DC 6 aircraft chartered by the International Red Cross flew to Amman on Sunday from Beirut with a medical team and seven tons of relief supplies including medicines, surgical instruments and blankets. This was part of the aid the Red Cross is sending to help those wounded in the recent heavy fighting in Amman.

    The medical team was made up of two doctors and seven nurses. It was hoped the aircraft would bring out some of the seriously wounded from Amman, but first reports said it had not been able to. There were reported to be hundreds, perhaps thousands, of wounded still laying in the streets. When in aircraft landed at Beirut on its way to Amman it was joined by Red Cross special delegate Pierre Boissier, a Swiss lawyer, who told reporters about the mission.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NHPABRUKE8HGG2M7Q6LW23G7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NHPABRUKE8HGG2M7Q6LW23G7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
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    N/A

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