American Hijack Victim Flown To West Germany
FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) _ Jackie Pflug, the 30-year-old American who was wounded when shot in the head by a terrorist during the hijacking of the Egyptair jetliner, arrived in West Germany on Friday for hospitalization.
Marie Shaw, a spokeswoman for the Army’s 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, said that she believed Mrs. Pflug was taken to the Army’s 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt.
″I can confirm that the flight was diverted to another airport, and she was taken to a military hospital in West Germany. I assume it was the 97th,″ Mrs. Shaw said.
She said heavy snows forced a cancellation of the planned landing at Ramstein Air Base, located near the Landstuhl hospital in southwestern Germany.
Earlier, officials at the U.S. Air Force’s Rhein-Main Air Base confirmed that the medical evacuation plane had landed there.
Officials at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt declined to give any information on Mrs. Pflug who was one of the passengers shot by terrorists aboard the Egyptair Boeing 737 Nov. 24 after it was diverted to Malta while en route to Cairo, Egypt from Athens, Greece.
One of the passengers shot by the terrorists, Scarlett Rogenkamp of Oceanside, Calif., was killed.
In Malta, medical attendants lifted Mrs. Pflug onto a C-9A as her husband, Scott, and U.S. Ambassador Gary Matthews looked on.
A third American, Patrick Scott Baker of White Salmon, Wash., who was only slightly wounded when a hijacker’s bullet grazed the back of his head, remained at a Malta hotel Friday.
The hospital plane had been parked across the field from the burned out Egyptair jetliner. There were 98 people aboard the plane, including four or five hijackers, and 58 people died when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane Nov. 24.