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Flags Fly for Ex-Hostages in W. Germany
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Marshall, Tyler||||||Meisler, Stanley
Date: Jul 1, 1985
Start Page: 13
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

American officials want the liberated hostages to remain for more than two days at the Air Force Regional Medical Center in Wiesbaden for medical checkups and intensive questioning by government specialists about exactly what happened aboard the hijacked TWA Boeing 727 and in Beirut.

As news came Sunday that the hostages had left Beirut, tension among their relatives already waiting here and in Frankfurt eased. After previous disappointments, they remained skeptical, until the freed hostages finally stepped off the Air Force plane .

The first relatives arrived in Frankfurt from the United States early Sunday, after Saturday's premature announcement that the hostages had been freed in Beirut.

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