Talk:Dawson's Field hijackings
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Does anyone else think that it should be mentioned that this was the basis for the first Delta Force movie?
Wow, interesting story - there's a thumbnail of an image of one of the blown-up planes on the BBC site...
Someone should comment that the 747, N752PA, was blown up by hijackers after landing in Cairo.
Is it not interesting how "the blackest day in aviation", back in 1970, occured right around the 11th of September? Ypsidan 04:46, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Robert Stephens biography on Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nasser - A Political Biography, briefly touches upon the subject, but there are a few differences. He claims:
- PFLP demanded the release of Palestinians in Switzerland (3 people), UK (Leila Khaled), West Germany (3 people) and Israel (an unspecified number), not only those in prison in Switzerland
- The BOAC plane was hijacked three days after the first four ones
- After the blowing up of the planes on Sep. 12, only 54 hostages were kept, the others released.
- The seven palestinians in prison in CH, UK, BRD were released, not Palestinians in Israel.
Thuresson 20:50, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)
TWA 74 or TWA 741?
There seems to be confusion about the flight number of the hijacked TWA jet. There are almost as many websites on Google that say TWA 74 (excluding those who directly quote Wikipedia) and TWA 741. On the other hand, my old TWA timetable shows Frankfurt-New York as flight 741. Any thoughts on this? -- AirOdyssey (Talk) 03:30, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
- Ooops, I originated this error here in May 2004. I just checked my original source (a NY Times article) and they have the flight number as 741. I must have mistyped it. Please tell the Internet that I'm sorry. And maybe PBS should hire you as a fact checker. Ydorb 17:59, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
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Hijackers as passengers
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Very uncomfortable with Antisemitism cats here. This was a politically motivated attack against the state of Israel. Jews were held as pawns, not becasue their captors wanted to inflict suffering on them solely b/c they were Jewish. Come on. Chesdovi (talk) 17:21, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Dawson Field Madrid TWA sabatoge
I was flying from Madrid to NY on the day of the hijacking.As we boarded they searched everyone for hours. As soon as we took off the plane (I believe a 747) started shaking from nose to tail. The captain made an announcement that we would be making an emergency landing in Madrid. We never got above probably 1000 feet. We were told after the plane landed about the hijackings and that someone had damaged one of our planes stabilizers. This incident is not included in your Article.Tag Hunter --Tag Hunter (talk) 21:08, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
The opening sentence of the article states that one of the flights was destined for London, but the body of the article separately describes each flight as destined for New York City. Anybody know why the opening sentence claims this? Guinness2702 (talk) 15:47, 23 August 2013 (UTC)