REPRINT 1985: Burmeister Recalls Hijacking and Hostage
A photo from Agnes Burmeister's scrapbook shows Bill and Marlys Burmeister, who were in 1970 hijacked aboard a flight to Germany and held captive in Jordan. This was in 1985.
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WORTHINGTON — The banner headline on the front page of the Sept. 8, 1970, Daily Globe proclaimed “Hijackers threaten lives of 180,” and the Associated Press story beneath it recounted the taking of several airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), an Arab guerrilla organization.
OGDEN, Utah — For most of their lives, Leah Burmeister and Brittney Bisaillon have been nearly inseparable.
The cousins grew up in Lakefield and lived just a few miles apart. They visited and played with each other constantly as young kids, and they immediately developed a sister-like bond.
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