A Venezuelan airliner made an emergency landing at Nicosia on Sunday (17 September) with a bomb aboard.
GV Terminal building Nicosia
GV & MV DC8 jet on tarmac with emergency chutes out (3 shots)
GV INTERIOR.. of jet after bomb has been removed
SCU Mr. Loizos Hadjiloizo (Bomb disposal expert)
SV & CU Second captain with wounded eye (2 shots)
CU Police vehicle
GV PAN & MV suitcases for searching (2 shots)
MV PAN airliner crew
GV Officials searching baggage (8 shots)
NICOSIA TERMINAL; JET ON TARMAC WITH EMERGENCY CHUTES OUT; EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLES AND PERSONNEL; INTERIOR OF PLANE; BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT; LUGGAGE BEING SEARCHED.
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Background: A Venezuelan airliner made an emergency landing at Nicosia on Sunday (17 September) with a bomb aboard.
The bomb, found in a wastepaper basket near the plane's lavatories, was taken away by police disposal experts.
The airliner, a DCB of VIASA Airline, was carrying 95 passengers and a crew of II. It was en route from Beirut to Rome and Caracas, Venezuela.
It was diverted to Nicosia after the office of VIASA in Beirut received a telephoned warning that a bomb was aboard.
Airline officials said a personal feud may have been behind the attempted bombing. A man who was, apparently, the intended victim, did not board the plane at the last minute.
Police in Beirut detained three men in connection with the incident.
SYNOPSIS: A Venezuelan airliner... flying from Beirut to Rome and Caraces... made an emergency landing at Nicosia after the airline, VIASA, was warned that a bomb was aboard. There were ninety-five passengers and eleven crew aboard at the time.
One of the crew injured an eye while getting the passengers out of the "plane down the emergency slides.
While police stood by, all cargo and baggage were taken to a remote part of the airport and systematically searched in case there was another bomb.