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Hijacking / New York #219981

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 27, 1972
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(Studio) Unemployed father of 7 hijacks Mohawk Airliner in New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Westchester, Company, N.Y. Airport) [Plane pilot's radio communication with tower indicates bomb threat, hijacker request for $200,000 and 2 parachutes.] [Airline spokesman, George MOMBERGER - says flight from Albany to New York La Guardia forced down at Westchester, where passengers deplaned. Parachutes and money given hijacker and plane took off.]

(Duchess Company N.Y., Airport) Plane commandeered to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where hijacker attempted escape with stewardess hostage. FBI sharpshooter shot him. [Sheriff, Lawrence QUINLAN - describes incident.] [Stewardess - hostage Eileen MCALLISTER - feels lucky to still be alive.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (WTEN-TV Newsfilm)

(Brockton, Mass.) Hijacker Heinrich von George, wife and 7 children, described by neighbors as pleasant, but down on luck. Financial difficulty probably prompted incident.

Cronkite, Walter

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