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Hijacking / Arraignment / Croatia Freedom Movement #247916

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 13, 1976
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(Studio) 5 hijackers of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) taken Saturday in New York City back in city today after surrendering Sunday in Paris, France. Arraignment held and bail for each set at $1 million; they're charged by federal authorities with air piracy and face New York state murder charges for death of policeman from bomb explosion. Bomb was left in Grand Central Station, allegedly by hijackers who wanted to call attention to struggle for Croatian independence. 5 are Frane Pesut, Mark Vlasic, Petar Matavic, Zvonko Busic and Julienne Busic.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Court proceedings before United States Magistrate A. Simon Krine noted. Following proceedings man, who says he's editor of "Croatian News Mag.", says effort to raise $5 million bail will be made but doubts it can be done.
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(Studio) Some passengers of hijacked plane say they'll volunteer to testify for defense; pilot Richard Carey says French endangered plane's occupants to prove they could take stand against terrorism. Hijacking focuses attention on part of Yugoslavia known as Croatia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Zagreb,Yugoslavia) Report on history of Croatia and attempts to secure its independence from Yugoslavia. Influence of Marshal Josip Broz Tito noted.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Cronkite, Walter;
Harrington, Gerald;
Quint, Bert

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