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Central America / Secret CIA Flights #298532

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 08, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) CIA's secret use of alleged commercial cargo company, Southern Air Transport, for military flights into Central America, as well as similar use of Evergreen Air and Summit Aviation, examined; Southern Air Transport recalled owned by CIA during Vietnam war. Secret instructions given Southern Air pilot for recent flight to Honduran military base detailed. [Southern Air president William LANGTON - denies CIA connections.] Documents concerning planes used by guerrillas which crashed in Nicaragua said identifying other companies used in CIA supply chain. [Senator Jim SASSER - feels CIA's use of private companies for its activities which are public knowledge places cloud over legitimate United States business people in region.] Extent of CIA operations of airlines during Vietnam war, according to Senator report, outlined; Vietnam war era films shown.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Dean, Morton;
Schakne, Robert

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