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Hijacking / United States and Cuba; Alpa #220684

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1972
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(Studio) Radio Havana broadcasts Cuban offer to negotiate antihijacking agreement. State Department says long stalled talks may be resumed. Cuba, returning American criminals to United States would demand return of Cuban refugees to Cuba. Air Line Pilots Association President John J. O'Donnell threatens world-wide pilots strike to protest hijacking.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [O'DONNELL - says he would shut down air industry if it were in his power. Says Southern Airways pilot had almost convinced hijackers to release passengers, when outside actions caused hijackers to demand take-off instead. Says pilot should be only decision maker.] O'Donnell says he was pressured by administration to say nothing.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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