• Short Summary

    The 26 passengers and crew of an Indian Airlines aircraft hijacked to Pakistan returned to New Delhi by road.

  • Description

    The 26 passengers and crew of an Indian Airlines aircraft hijacked to Pakistan returned to New Delhi by road. They left their aircraft, a Fokker Friendship, in Lahore, Pakistan.

    In New Delhi the passengers and crew were greeted by their friends and families. Groups of Indians demonstrated outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi against Pakistan's decision to grant asylum to the hijackers.

    The hijackers of the airliner described themselves as Keshmiri Freedom Fighters. They were demanding the release of 35 people detained in Kashmir allegedly for political activities. Lahore today (Tuesday) reported that the hi-jackers had set fire to the aircraft, destroying it completely.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADDNVNWMCHLJWQORU9C8ZK1WZD
    Media URN:
    VLVADDNVNWMCHLJWQORU9C8ZK1WZD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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