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#268346 13-Mar-2020 20:48
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I'm trying to track down an article from a Reader's Digest edition, fairly sure it was in the late 1970's that I remember reading when I was younger. From memory a guy took down notes of an aeroplane hijacking (sort of like a diary) and it was published as a story in an edition.


Try as I might though, I can't seem to find any online, searchable edition of the magazine. Does such a thing exist, or (possibly) does anyone happen to remember the article I'm thinking of, and know what year/month it was printed? I was hoping to read it again.


Thanks :)

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  #2437723 13-Mar-2020 21:03
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Sounds like "Reader's Digest People in Peril" which references to  hijacking of Southern Airways Flight 49 started on November 10, 1972.

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  #2437725 13-Mar-2020 21:07
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That could be it - I'll have a look. If memory serves correct the title was something along the lines of "Notes from a hijacking" or "Diary of a Hijacking" or something. I remember one of the hijackers names might have been "Petah" - or something?


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  #2437800 13-Mar-2020 23:57
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Or Reader's Digest July 1971, "This Is a Hijacking" by Jorg Andress Elten

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  #2437810 14-Mar-2020 07:02
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Found it!


Dunno when Reader's Digest published it, but I'm fairly sure this is the story.

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