CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1972
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(Studio) Hijacking of Pacific Southwest airliner ends with shootings at San Francisco, California, International Airport. FBI agents shoot and kill 2 armed hijackers. 1 passenger killed, 2 wounded by hijackers.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood
(Los Angeles, California) While airline officials prepared to meet hijackers' demands for money and parachutes, FBI agents planned to take gunmen. From Coast Guard launch on San Francisco Bay, they put 3 heavily armed agents ashore. 4th agent, dressed as airline pilot and carrying ransom and para- chutes, drove to plane. As he boarded, 3 agents rushed up stairs behind him and shoot out began. [FBI Robert GEBHARDT - unhappy 3 passengers hurt, but calculated risk was agreed to by Pacific Southwest Airlines authorities.] 1 wounded passenger was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. [Passenger Victor YUNG - wounded, says FBI agents were very brave.]
REPORTER: Bill Walker
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