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Airplane Thefts / Smuggling #262602

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 17, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to stealing of airplanes introduced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Phoenix, Arizona) Many thefts of airplanes at Stellar airport in Arizona cited. [Aircraft Owners Association spokesperson Ralph NELSON - says 95% stolen for smuggling drugs.] Cessna 210 noted as most popular plane among thieves. [US Drug Enforcement Admin. spokesperson Jerry JENSON - says they cannot possibly prevent this kind of smuggling.] [President of Sawyer Aviation Darrell SAWYER - talks about problem of smugglers renting their planes.] [Pilot Ben WIDTFELDT - talks about having plane stolen.] Mexican Rick Gonzalez, who makes living getting stolen planes back, shown. Security precautions shown and described.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Schieffer, Bob

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