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United Hijacking #21985

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1972
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(Studio) Middle-aged man bicycles into Reno, NV, airport, boards United Airlines jet for Sam Francisco. Permits passengers to leave and orders plane to Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Vancouver, B.C.) [Crewman radios terminal that hijacker demands short time on ground.] Hijacker demands $2 million in cash, 15 pounds gold, and gear. Says money will aid crippled Vietnam children. Threatens destruction of United aircrafts until Vietnam war ends. Orders plane to Seattle, WA.
REPORTER: Cameron Bell (CHAN-TV)

(Studio) Plane lands in Seattle, rest of demands met.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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