27. Telegram From the Embassy in Bangladesh to the Department of State1

5583. Subject: Hijacking and Internal Security in Dacca.

Control tower has reported to hijackers “a serious development” which has nothing to do with the hijacking. The tower advised the hijackers that “unruly uniformed people who are armed” may approach the aircraft. If this happens, the tower stated, the hijackers should take “full defensive positions and after checking with the tower as to identity of the people, be prepared to shoot them” to protect the passengers and crew.

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770382–0854, D770359–0634. Confidential; Immediate. Sent for information Immediate to Tokyo. Sent for information to DIA.