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On the run for 41 years, hijacker traced to Portugal


George Wright

By Tim Lister, CNN

updated 4:17 PM EST, Tue September 27, 2011


George Wright, 68, arrested Monday in Portuguese resort town· He escaped from prison in 1970 and hijacked plane to get to Algeria· There was no trace of him for decades afterward· Incident prompted screening of passengers, carry-on bags at airports(CNN) -- He had been on the run for four decades. He escaped from prison when Richard Nixon was in the White House, joined the Black Liberation Army in Detroit, hijacked a plane and (in)famously demanded that FBI agents deliver ransom money in bathing suits. And they did.Now, after a manhunt spanning three continents that often appeared to run cold, the FBI has finally found George Wright.

At age 68, he was living quietly in the resort of Sintra near Lisbon in Portugal when he was arrested Mond

Added: Sep-27-2011 Occurred On: Sep-27-2011
By: RustyButter
World News
Tags: Fugative, George, Wright, Hijack, mirder, terrorist, ransom
Location: Portugal (load item map)
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