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Hijacking #264563

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 21, 1979
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(Studio) Ending of hijacking that began on New York City to Chicago American Airlines flight with surrender of hijacker Nikola Kavaja in Shannon, Ireland, reported; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Shannon, Ireland) Details of hijacking and surrender given; films shown. Voice of hijacker's attorney Deyan BRASHICH - explains surrender procedure.] Irish chgs. lodged against Kavaja stated. [Passenger Janna BLAKE - discusses experience.] Blake's photos shown. Crew members quoted with regard to incident. [Captain Dick WERNICK - comments.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara (KWTV newstape)

(Studio) Federal judge Hubert Will quoted with regard to blaming self for hijacking; Will's release of Kavaja and others on bond while awaiting sentencing recalled. Question with regard to hijacker's ability to pass security checks with explosive devices stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Hijacker's ability to elude security checks examined; incident cited as beginning at American Airlines terminal in La Guardia airport. Films shown. Various security procedures by United States and foreign airlines outlined. [United Airlines Michael LYNCH - comments on security training procedure supervise by FAA.] Federal Aviation Administration statistics with regard to security system cited.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell;
McNamara, Bob

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