Title REPORTED HIJACKING OF AIRCRAFT
Database Senate Hansard
Date 27-09-1972
Source Senate
Parl No. 27
Electorate New South WalesMinister for Civil Aviation
Page 1240
Party LP
Presenter
Status Final
Speaker COTTON, Bob
System Id hansard80/hansards80/1972-09-27/0065


REPORTED HIJACKING OF AIRCRAFT


Senator COTTON (New South WalesMinister for Civil Aviation) - I must say that it was extremely courteous of the honourable senator to draw my attention to this matter. I appreciate the thought. I knew about this before I came in to the chamber. The necessary operations that are called for in these circumstances have been set in train. The necessary reports have been made. The whole situation is being watched very very carefully. I can assure the Senate that I am being reported to on the matter quite regularly. As soon as I have something which I can positively say, I shall let honourable senators know more about it. The indications at the moment are very brief indeed. The plane is on its way to Singapore. It will probably pass over the Australian mainland between Broome and Derby. We will just have to wait on information coming in. I again thank the honourable senator very much for raising this matter.







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