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The Heroine of Flight 847

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The Heroine of Flight 847

The Heroine of Flight 847

The Heroine of Flight 847

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Reflections on the heroic efforts of flight attendant Uli Derickson, who tenaciously protected passengers during the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847. Cancer claimed the native of West Germany at 60 this week. Her efforts aboard the hijacked plane are a lasting testament to personal courage.

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