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Hijack Prevention #224656

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 1972
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(Studio) Airport security tightens in effort to prevent hijackings.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) At O'Hare International Airport, Frank Latchin, CBS News employee, tries to get an unmarked metal case on a Delta airplane without being searched, and succeeds. It could have contained a gun. Statistics on hijackings cited: they are increasing. CBS News employee Chance Williams stopped after setting off metal detector at American Airlines. Eastern Airlines uses x-ray machine to search hand luggage. Increased security has caused increased arrests, but hijackings continue. (NYC) [Civil Aeronautics Bd. chairperson Secor BROWNE - calls for a federal agency to be in charge of air safety. Says it is not airlines' responsibility.] (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Airline Pilots Association warns crews will order passengers off plane if not satisfied with security measures. [APA spokesman criticizes airlines for not doing enough. ]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Mudd, Roger

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