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TWA Flight 847 hijack - captain requests landing

Title
TWA Flight 847 hijack - captain requests landing
Genre
Special
TX Date
14 Jun 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:01:04
Description
Recording of John L. Testrake, the captain of the hijacked TWA Flight 847 talking to air traffic control in Beirut. The plane was hijacked by Lebanese Shia Islamists on 14/06/85. Break in recording.
Contributors
John L. Testrake
Keywords
USA; Terrorism; Terrorists; Airlines; Pilots; Aeroplanes; Lebanon; Beirut; Hostages; TWA; Civil aircraft; Abduction

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