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German plane hijacking

Title
German plane hijacking
Genre
News report
TX Date
16 Oct 1977
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:02:39
Description
Scott Thornton reports on relatives of German hostages on hijacked plane from Palma de Mallorca besieging the chancellor Helmut Schmidt’s offices in Germany. Plane is currently at Mogadishu. German government also working on release of kidnapped man in connected case. Airliner Captain Jurgen Schuman has been shot dead. Hostages are demanding release of political prisoners.
Contributors
Scott Thornton
Keywords
Terrorism; Germany; Aeroplanes; Hostages; Somalia; Helmut Schmidt; Lufthansa; Jurgen Schuman; Mogadishu

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