Nov-27 3:00am SBS-TV: Hijacked

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This four-part series tells the shocking true stories of some of the most infamous hijackings, sieges and hostage stand-offs that have gripped the world. This episode tells the dramatic story of the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847 shortly after take-off from Athens airport. The hijackers, members of Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad, were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims from Israeli custody. Amongst the passengers and crew who endured what was to become a 17-day ordeal of threats and beatings was international singing star Demis Roussos.

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