South Korean Airliner Hijacked

December 11, 1969: A South Korean airliner with 51 persons aboard was hijacked to North Korea today. The government accused North Korea of “another example of piracy.”

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A passenger list issued by Korean Air Lines listed an American “Dr. Kins” aboard the plane. The US Embassy said it was informed his name might be “Dickens,” but a spokesperson said no Americam of either name was registered as a resident of South Korea. Continue reading “South Korean Airliner Hijacked”

Airliner To Seoul Hijacked To North

December 11, 1969: Hijackers seized a Korean Airlines plane bound for Seoul with 51 persons abooard today and forced it to North Korea, airline officials said.

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No details of the hijack were available. North Korea issued no report of the plane landing in its territory.  Continue reading “Airliner To Seoul Hijacked To North”