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Hijackings / Cuban Refugees #272256

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 16, 1980
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(Studio) Another jet airliner said hijacked to Cuba by disgruntled Cuban refugees wanting to return home.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Miami, Florida) [Airplane passenger Frances WILLIS - describes hijacking.] [FBI spokesperson William NETTLES - explains that many Cuban refugees want to return to Cuba and have no other way back.] Belief that some of hijackers are from Miami, Florida, tent city cited. [Miami mental health center Dr. Jose LASAGA - describes refugees living in tent city as absolutely desperate.] Federal Aviation Administration security precautions at south Florida airports described. [FAA security officer Leonard PETERSON - explains why Federal Aviation Administration cannot guarantee a plane will not be hijacked.]

(Studio) State Department said searching for peaceful way to send disenchanted refugees back to Cuba, by talking to Fidel Castro's government with regard to possible repatriation plan.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Ford, Sam;
Schieffer, Bob

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