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Attempted Hijacking / National Airlines #202419

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1969
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(Studio) Couple arraigned on air piracy charges in Miami, Florida.; tried to hijack National Airlines jet; crew talked him out of it.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) [Flight Engineer Harry HENDRICKSON - says he was suspicious of him before plane left New York.] [Captain Harry DAVIS - states that he seemed to waver; told him they had to stop for fuel. He gave up weapon and was taken to police. No gun pulled on hijacker.] [HENDRICKSON - hijacker under cover of hidden gun.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) National Airlines doesn't prohibit or authorize crew to carry guns. American, Eastern, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and United don't want crew members to be armed in flight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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