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Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Bombing Investigation #309521

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Athens, Greece: Doug Tunnell) Contd. investigation of in-flight bombing of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) plane en route to Athens recently said centering on Cairo- Rome passenger May Elias Mansur; authorities in Greece reported claiming evidence implicating Mansur. Stmt. issued in her defense from Lebanon outlined on screen. Factors implicating Mansur discussed. [Egyptian tourism minister Fouad SULTAN - praises Cairo airport security precautions.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Doug Tunnell) Mansur's political background and detention in Greece of suspect Mahmet Yusef discussed.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Justice Department and Interpol reported not having Mansur on their terrorism lists; details given. Findings of Federal Aviation Administration inspection of Cairo airport security last month noted.

(No location given: Tom Fenton) Possible explosive used in TWA bombing and implications for security precautions at airports examined. [Explosives expert Sidney ALFORD - exhibits various types of plastic explosives easily smuggled through security inspections.]

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan;
Tunnell, Doug

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