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1977 Hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181

Inspired by the discussion about the 1994 Air France incident i tried to find some footage about the 1977 Lufthansa hijacking. Unfortunatetly it is by far not as spectacular as the Air France footage, but it may provide some information for those who are interested. Here are some details (taken from wikipedia, edited by me):

On October 13, 1977, Lufthansa flight LH181 "Landshut", flying from Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt with 91 passengers and crew, was hijacked by four PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) terrorists belonging to "Commando Martyr Halime". Their leader was Zohair Youssif Akache, alias Captain Martyr Mahmud.

The aircraft changed course and landed in Rome for refueling. Mahmud demanded the release of eleven RAF (Red Army Fraction, a West-German terror group in the 1970's) terrorists detained at the JVA Stuttgart-Stammheim prison, and 15 million US Dol

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