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TWA Flight 847


Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847


Suspect in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 arrested


TWA flight 847 is hijacked by terrorists Jun 14, 1985


NBC Special Report TWA Flight 847 June 1985


NBC News TWA 847 hijack drama 6-14-1985

Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi'ite Muslims from Israeli custody. Later Western analysis considered them members of the Hezbollah militant group, but Hezbollah rejects this conclusion.
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