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Man Claiming to Have Bomb Seizes KLM Plane

August 15, 1993

BERLIN (AP) _ A man claiming to have a bomb hijacked a Dutch jetliner on Sunday and forced it to land in Duesseldorf. He demanded to be flown to New York, police said.

A police spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said all the 138 passengers on the KLM Boeing 737 were freed. The four-member crew remained on board with the hijacker.

The plane had been en route to Amsterdam from Tunis, Tunisia.

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