Foreign News: The Great Plane Robbery

The conspirators handled it like baddies in a Buster Keaton film. One of them showed up at the Pusan airport with overweight baggage, left behind a suitcase containing an incriminating note in English ("Turn your nose north; your life will be spared"). Another dashed off hysterically at plane time, held up departure long enough to fire off a telegram implicating his brother. But once in the air, the conspirators were professional enough. As the Korean National Airlines plane neared Seoul, they held U.S. civilian pilot, Willis Hobbs, at pistol point. Instead of touching down at Seoul, the twin-engined DC-3 flew by...

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