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Breaking News

Ninth Hostage Released From Hijacked Afghan Airplane

Aired February 8, 2000 - 10:19 a.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: It appears there's been a development in the hostage standoff just outside of London, England.

Let's bring in our Richard Blystone at Stansted -- Dick.

RICHARD BLYSTONE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Daryn, this story started breaking just a little over a half hour ago. I think we can show you the pictures now. A lone figure emerging from the plane, walking to a waiting vehicle and being driven off. Police since that time have confirmed that it was one of the hostages. No other details are available. From the pictures it appears to be a man, but he, if it is a he, would be the ninth person released in the day and a half that the Afghan plane has been on the ground here.

Yesterday about midday, five people were released, two of the 23 children that were on board, two men and one woman. Of those five, four were from the same family. Then, toward the end of the afternoon, another three were released, making a total of eight. Now it's nine, indicating that that strange psychological alchemy that skilled negotiators try to set up between themselves and men desperate enough to hijack an airplane may be starting to work.

Richard Blystone, CNN, live, at Stansted Airport outside London.

KAGAN: Dick, thank you for that report

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