Germany recovers plane forgotten in Brazil on 40th anniversary of abduction

Forty years after being kidnapped by a group of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Lufthansa plane returns to Germany soon to settle in a museum after having been stranded for decades at an airport in Brazil.

The technicians were working at the Fortaleza airport in northeastern Brazil around an old airplane that caused the blazing sun and rain to fade into white.

The plane, named “Landshot”, entered history on October 13, 1977, when the plane took off on its 181st flight from the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca to Frankfurt carrying 86 passengers.

A group of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) kidnapped her, demanding the release of members of the German Red Army, known as Bader Meinhof, who were imprisoned in Germany

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