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Hijacking / Egypt Air #301044

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 26, 1985
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(Studio) Splinter Palestinian group backed by Libya said claiming responsibility for weekend hijacking of Egypt Air plane to Malta.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Malta) Condition of American passenger Jackie Pflug, shot by hijackers, and husband Scott Pflug's arrival here mentioned; scenes shown. [Maltese government spokesperson Paul MIFSUD - notes surviving terrorist Omar Marzouki was alleged leader of hijackers.] Confusion arising over conflicting accts. of hijacking outlined; Greece's defense of security precautions at Athens airport noted. [Survivor Patrick Scott BAKER - describes Greek security measures.]
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) Contradictions in President Hosni Mubarak's account of Egyptian commandos' raid which ended hijacking examined; scenes shown. [MUBARAK - claims terrorists killed passengers, not Egyptians.] [Survivor Anthony LYONS - disagrees; defends Egyptians.] Egyptians said iden. hijackers as members of Abu Nidal Palestinian faction. [MUBARAK - gives Libyan hotel and room number in which alleged leader is staying.]

Kroft, Steve;
McNeill, Don;
Rather, Dan

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