স্যালুট জাঁ ক্যুয়ে!
৩ ডিসেম্বর ১৯৭১ । ভারত আক্রমণ করে আমাদের মুক্তিযুদ্ধকে তুমুল গতি দেয় পাকিস্তান। আর ১৩ দিন পরই মিত্রবাহিনীর হাতে ঢাকার পতন, স্বাধীন হয়ে যায় বাংলাদেশ। একই দিন আরেকটি চাঞ্চল্যকর ঘটনা ঘটে। প্যারিসের অর্লি বিমানবন্দরে পাকিস্তান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল এয়ারলাইনসের একটি বোয়িংয়ের নিয়ন্ত্রণ নেন জাঁ ক্যুয়ে নামে এক ফরাসি যুবক। না, টাকা-পয়সা কিছু দাবি করেননি। অবিলম্বে ২০ টন মেডিকেল সামগ্রী ও রিলিফ প্লেনটিতে তোলা না হলে এটি বোমা মেরে উড়িয়ে দেওয়ার হুমকি দেন তিনি। আর সেগুলোর গন্তব্য হবে পূর্ব পাকিস্তান। স্বাধীনতার জন্য লড়তে থাকা বাংলাদেশে।
ফুটেজের ধারাবর্ণনার ইংরেজী অনুবাদ:
"This young 28 year old boy has spent the night in jail. He is called Jean Quai and is an old OAS who has fought then in Biafra and in Yemen and he wanted to be an help to bengali refugees. That is the reason why yesterday, during 8 hours, he has immobilized a pakistani Boeing. I figure out that some among you have followed this lets call it extraordinary, suspense the whole afternoon, due to the direct cameras of Jean Claude Ditierre et d'Armand Vande, and, i must add it was itself an event, because for the first time, the television did present directly an event in a continue way, same as till now the radio channels.
Anyway, to come back to this very surprizing adventure of yesterday, Hervé Chabalier has remade the film of what occured yesterday afternoon. It was at the time 17h05, moment where Chabalier will begin his story, and it had been 6 hours while the Boeing 720 had been immobilized in Orly airport. Since 11h50, the young air terrorist threatened the cockpit pilot with his weapon, a gun. He is eager to 20 metric ton of medicine, for the bengali population, or else he "is to be blast the whole plane". 17h15 the french authorities accept the conditions of Janquet, the first medicines have already landed in Orly airport, the terrorist accept than 8 passengers, a child among them, leave the plane.
These passengers, that you can see now, will be directly transported to Paris : the journalists won't be able to reach them. On the runway, the loading of medicine begins. Anti ear infection, powder milk essentialy. 19 hour a second truck full of medicine park near the plane. But this time, the warehousmen are disguised cops. This man who dirigate the conductor of the truck, on the right of your screen, will arrest in a few time the air pirat. Ideed the disguised policemen transport into the cockpit boxes of penicillin and take advantage of a moment of unawareness of the air pilot in order to belt him and master him.
The last passengers leave the plane, go down the gangway steps hurriedly, Janquet is carried in ambulance till Orly's police office, where he is given a first questioning. The crew go back to the air terminal, few minutes later there are the very first testimonies of passengers and policemen in front of the information cameras (Mr Peyresaube):"The young man, who looked about 24 years old, has given to the hostess, stewards and us the right to take some dinner" (Journalist):" And what was his behaviour toward you, has he diriged his gun toward you?" "Absolutely not, he was excessively full of amability, very nice" (Journalist)"Did he spoke to you?" (Mr Peyresaubes)"Oh yes he did, yes yes" (Journalist):"What did he said to you? (Mr Peyresaubes): "He said to us it was to give medicine, that we shouldnt be worried, and he has placed in the back of the plane a little girl with her mother, and then we when met the people who were carrying medicine, he has allowed to leave the old men,
" (Antoine Siblo, police officer): "We have taken advantage of an inattention moment of the boy, and because I was the closest from him, we reached him in hurry, he was surprized naturally (Jounalist)"I already know" (Antoine Siblo)"And in a reflex he pointed out his gun, myself to avoid the shoot i left in a hurry, and the bullet reached the pullover and the blazer made in setton" (Jounalist):"You were dressed up like bagagists, does the crew thought once that you all were policemen?" (Antoine Siblo):"No, I don't think so, at no time" (Journalist):"What concerns the medicins, they were instantanely carried out of the plane, and transported to Paris, but in fact it is only a transit." (Marquis (aristocrat title)of Agosti from the Malta order) " These medicine were all on the order of Malta, they are all here, and we will..."
(Journalist)"What will you do of these, now" (D'Agoste)" We will, well we will carried them out to the order of Malta order, and make them land to Pakistan too, because they were themselves supposed to reach Pakistan ! ".