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Pam Am 73 Hijacking / United States Reaction #105217

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 05, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) Reagan administration's reaction to hijacking of Pan Am flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, featured; scenes shown. President Reagan mentioned vacationing in Florida. [Secretary of State George SHULTZ - condemns incident.] Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger mentioned with Shultz at Harvard Univ. Focus of FBI investigation explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Santa Barbara, California: Sam Donaldson) Issue of possible United States retaliation against country possibly sponsoring or aiding Pan Am hijackers examined; details given, scenes shown. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - cites inability so far to link incident to Libya's Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Kadhafi said denying involvement; mystery over hijacker's claim to be member of Palestine Liberation Command explained. Libyan Revolutionary Cells, Party of God said both claiming responsibility.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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