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Pacific Southwest Hijacking #224226

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon orders commuter airlines to inspect every passenger to prevent hijackings. President adviser John Ehrlichman announces new requirement. 2nd hijacking in 2 days of Pacific Southwest airliner noted.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(San Diego, California) Hijacker receives $450,000 ransom, orders Pacific Southwest Airlines plane to Oakland. Passenger hostage talks hijacker into giving up. Hijacker, Francis Goodell, 21-yr.-old absent without leave from Army, heeds advice of hostage, California highway patrolman. [California Highway Patrol Captain Lloyd TURNER - says he told hijacker his family would be hurt.] [FBI agent Robert GEBHARDT - says FBI technically has no responsibility to prevent hijackings, but must handle them after they occur.] Federal Aviation Administration fines Pacific Southwest Airlines $1000 for inadequate security. Major airlines, example TWA, have tightened security.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Collingwood, Charles;
Drinkwater, Terry

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