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Pacific Southwest Hijacking #21827

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) 2nd hijacking of Pacific Southwest airliner in 2 days takes place in California. This one made by 21 year old absent without leave soldier who surrenders. President Nixon orders commuter airlines to inspect every passenger boarding a plane.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Diego, California) [Pilot radios hijacker's demands for money.] After 3 hrs., jet takes off with hijacker, 2 hostages, $450,000, and 2 parachutes, en route to Oakland, California. (Oakland, California) One hostage is an armed patrolman. Hijacker decides to surrender. [California Highway Patrol Captain Lloyd TURNER - says hijacker was confident of his plans, which include aid to needy children.] Hijacker, identified as 21-yr.-old Francis Goodell, a Vietnam veteran, appears emotionally disturbed.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Passenger aboard both hijacked Pacific Southwest Airlines planes, en route to and from a bus. trip, Franz Lingnough of El Dorado Hills, California, construction company estimator, says he could have driven trip faster.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick
Duration:
00:02:30

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