It somehow rings a bell Thomas. Something about a big controversy whether to extradite her or not. I don´t really remember, but should not have benn too long ago.
It was the six day hijacking of the "Landshut" (city in Bavaria), an LH 737-230 D-ABCE. Took place in October 77 on a flight PMI-FRA which was diverted to Rome, Cyprus, Bahrain, Aden and Mogadiscio. In Aden the captain was shot dead. The last leg Aden-Mogascio had to be flown with extended gear because of a VERY hard landing in Aden. In Mogadiscio an elite force of the German Federal Border Patrol killed 3 hijackers and freed all remaining pax unharmed. 82 pax, 5 crew, 4 scum.
By the way, this was in order to support a Commando of the Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF, German left wing terrorists) who had kidnapped the President of the German Federation of Employers´ Associations, Hanns-Martin Schleyer in order to free 11 of their accomplices from German prisons. After the Landshut had been stormed those guys committed suicide; a day later Mr. Schleyer was found murdered in France. So you see, the political implications of this hijack had a much greater impact than just a hijack. By the way, this elite force, the GSG9, had been founded in the wake of the failed attempt to free the Israeli hostages during the 1972 Munich Olympics were all hostages and a police officer had been killed.
The a/c flew for Lufthansa until the mid-nineties before it was retired as one of the last 732. This is the only photo of her on this site, unfortunately not in LH colours: Click for large version
Photo © Y.K. Cummins NG
An interesting side notice: This very a/c had been Lufthansa´s "postcard 737" (when they get a new type, they shoot some pix of one of the planes and use these pix for years to come, as postcards, ads etc. So every official picture of an LH plane is always the same). After the incident, Landshut pictures were shelved and a new series was shot.