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TWA 847 Hijacking #304315

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 22, 1985
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(Studio) Shiite leader Nabih Berri reported accusing United States of preparing military operation in response to Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking and hostage crisis in Beirut, Lebanon.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beirut, Lebanon) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) crew's status illustrated; films shown. [Air traffic supervisor Zuhair MOUGARBEL - notes lack of enough fuel for plane to leave for another destination; describes apparent condition of Captain John Testrake.] Terrorists said denying hostages Jimmy Palmer and Simon Grossmayer will be released due to poor health. Proximity of United States Sixth Fleet mentioned basis of Berri's warning against United States mild action.
REPORTER: Larry Pintak

(Studio) Admin. reported denying Berri's claim United States warplanes flew over Beirut. Israeli foreign minister Yitzhak Shamir reported denying strain in relations with United States over Israel's refusal to meet terrorists' demands.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Israel's scheduled releases of Shiite prisoners, interrupted by Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) 847 hijacking, outlined; possibility of Red Cross playing role in negotiations with Israel considered. [SHAMIR - declines comment; notes legal status of imprisoned Shiites.] Israel's pol. risks involved considered; Prime Min. Shimon Peres mentioned.
REPORTER: Don McNeill

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Beirut, Lebanon) Airport here examined; films shown. Facility's former role in Mideast travel and current status described. [Pilot Dimitrioti SAVA - explains his attitude toward flying into Beirut.] Terrorists' control of airport considered. [Customs AGENT - lists items he watches for; remarks transcribed on screen.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Reporter(s):
McNeill, Don;
Pintak, Larry;
Quint, Bert;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:06:50

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