French airliner hijacked on domestic flight
March 2, 1999
Web posted at: 11:41 a.m. EST (1641 GMT)
PARIS (CNN) -- An Air France plane on a domestic flight from
Marseille to the Orly airport south of Paris was hijacked and
diverted to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport north of the
capital by a passenger Tuesday, airport officials said.
The officials said that the hijacker, apparently acting
alone, allowed 70 of the 75 passengers to leave the plane at
It was unclear why the hijacker, who was said to speak
Italian, forced the aircraft to change its route.
Details to come.
Paris Bureau Chief Peter Humi contributed to this repo