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Moshe Dayan
PASSINGS: Reginald Levy, Derf Scratch, Robert Tucker
PASSINGS: Reginald Levy, Derf Scratch, Robert Tucker

REGINALD LEVY Pilot was hailed as a hero in '72 hijacking Reginald Levy, 88, a pilot praised for his cool-headed bravery during a 1972 hijacking by Palestinian militants, died of a suspected heart attack or blood clot Aug. 1 in Dover, England, his family said. Levy was a pilot for Belgian airline Sabena when he took off from Brussels bound for Tel Aviv on May 8, 1972 — his 50th birthday — with 90 passengers onboard. Mid-journey, the Boeing 707 was hijacked by four armed members of the group Black September, who ordered Levy to land at Israel's Lod — now Ben Gurion — airport and threatened to blow up the plane if Israel did not release more than 300...

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