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Bomb Scare / TWA #225567

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 04, 1973
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(Studio) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 747 jet with 218 passengers gets bomb scare. Jet on Madrid-New York flight when man calls Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and says bomb aboard set to explode if plane goes below 3200 foot altitude. Man demands $237,000 to tell location of bomb. Jet lands Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, which is at 3280 foot altitude. Plane searched, no bomb found. [Passenger - describes how passengers searched for bomb in plane.] Author Rod Serling's television movie "Doomsday Flight" shown in 1966 parallels this extortion attempt. This movie said to have triggered at least 1 other similar incident. [SERLING - regrets his movie may have triggered incidents, but doesn't feel responsible.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather (KOTA newsfilm)

Rather, Dan

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