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Hijack Attempt #233047

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1974
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(Studio) Baltimore-DC international airport site of 1st hijack attempt in over 1 year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore-DC airport) Hijacker identified as Samuel Joseph Byck. Byck opens fire on security guard George Ramsburg. [Passenger Keith WEELAND - describes shooting.] [Passenger Mrs. Charles ROSCH - describes Byck's actions at waiting area for passengers.] [FBI agent Thomas FARROW - outlines details of hijack attempt once Byck inside plane.] Copilot Fred Jones killed; pilot Reese Lofton in grave condition; Byck killed by county sheriff while inside plane.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Strawser, Neil
Duration:
00:02:20

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