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Airline Sec. / Pan Am 73 Hijacking #105220

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

(NYC: Jay Schadler) Implications of Pan Am flight 73 hijacking for airline security in light of improvements taken by Pan Am this summer discussed; details given, scenes shown. [June 12, voice of Pan Am spokesperson Alan LOFLIN - describes security precautions.] [Pan Am vice-chairperson Marty SHUGRUE - defs. airline's security system in Karachi; blames airport security] Impact on hijacking of crew's early escape considered. [Former Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostage Captain John TESTRAKE - agrees with escape strategy employed by crew.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Death of American Rajesh Kumar and impact of hijacking on other passengers' families examined; details given, scenes shown. [Family friend Ashiq PAPEL - recalls Kumar.] Condition of Vino Davi's daughters described. [Rancohr PAPEL - explains having Dahiban Papel take Pan Am rather than Air India or TWA.] [Suraya AHMED - notes husband Zaidi and family survived.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay

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