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Hijacker Gets 2 1/2 Year Jail Term

A Munich court today sentenced Nourdine Bachalis, a 27-year-old Algerian student, to 2 1/2 years in Jail for trying to hijack a Lufthansa airliner on July 10. 1972. Bachalis boarded the aircraft in Cologne on a domestic flight to Munich, He threatened to blow up the plane unless he was paid $400,000. Blachalis was overpowered when the plane landed in Munich. The public prosecutor had demanded a 3 1/2 year Jail term with subsequent transfer to a mental clinic. The court said it had imposed a light sentence because it believed Bachalis had been suffering from an anxiety neurosis and had not been sound of mind.