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Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Bombing #222412

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1972
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(Studio) Caller warned Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 4 jets would be bombed unless $2 million ransom paid 1 bomb found on plane in NYC, another blew up empty Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) plane in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lufthansa, BOAC, and United Airlines also threatened.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Las Vegas, Nevada) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) plane had been searched before leaving NYC, in air, and upon landing at McCarran International Airport, but concealed bomb ripped cockpit apart even while plane was being guarded. [Dep. sheriff, Lannis MILLS - describes explosion. FBI and Federal Aviation Administration search for clues.

(DC) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) intensifies security with complete checks on all planes at Washington National Airport, passengers and luggage inspected before boarding.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis KLAS-TV Newsfilm Connie Chung

(Chicago, Illinois) At O'Hare International Airport, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) ticket agents say business about normal. [Passengers who fly despite bomb scare, say Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) safer now due to many security checks.]
REPORTER: Hughes Rudd

Collingwood, Charles;
Rudd, Hughes

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