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    CARACAS, VENEZUELA/ARUBA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

    Negotiations were continuing on July 30 with hijackers holding a Venezuelan airliner at Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles.

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    1. SCU & GVs Unidentified Venezuelan spokesman speaking in Caracas about hijack; voice continues over views in Aruba of plane on tarmac and taking off. (SOT) (6 SHOTS) 1.01
    2. SCU Another Venezuelan spokesman commenting to newsmen in Caracas. (SOT) 1.14
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    Background: CARACAS, VENEZUELA/ARUBA, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

    Negotiations were continuing on July 30 with hijackers holding a Venezuelan airliner at Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles. The DC-9 aircraft of Linea Aeropostal Venezolana (LAV) was seized on July 29 after leaving Caracas, then flew to Trinidad and later on to Aruba, also in the Netherlands Antilles. While at Aruba, the unidentified hijackers threatened to blow up the airliner and its 82 passengers and five crew unless their demands for arms and ammunition, a helicopter and five million dollars in ransom were met. Venezuelan Information and Tourism Minister Armando Duran responded by announcing his government's total rejection of the demands. He also reported that six hijackers were thought to be aboard. After the hijackers' deadline had passed, they ordered th plane to Curacao and then repeated their demands. In return for water, food, ice and sanitation services, they released four passengers - two adults, a child and a baby. By July 30, several deadlines had passed without incident, and the Curacao government was reported to be trying to persuade the hijackers to free the 12 children aboard. Venezuelan authorities said they thought there were just two hijackers, one them a Haitian named Dominique Hilertante. Officials in Curacao said the plane had been refuelled and moved to the end of the runway, but gave no sign of imminent take-off. The hijackers had asked for route maps to Europe, Asia and Saudi Arabia. Most of the passengers have been listed as Venezuelan or Dutch, but there are also Americans, Argentines and Portuguese aboard.

    Source: CHANNEL 8, CARACAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD96WSMBNO4JM3WFOPP2HFIJPG
    Media URN:
    VLVAD96WSMBNO4JM3WFOPP2HFIJPG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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