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Hijacking / California To Egypt #443163

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1969
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(Studio) American United States Marine Corps Raphael Minichiello hijacks the jet from California to Egypt. He escaped en route to Court-Martial. Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) stopped at Denver for fuel; passengers allowed to deplane. Jet stopped at New York City for fuel; crowd forces pilot to take it to Bangor, Maine instead. Transatlantic pilots on board Plane then en route to Shannon, Ireland; then to Cairo, Egypt.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Denver, Colorado) 1 stewardess volunteered to stay on with pilot, 1st Ofr., and Engineer. [Stewardess Charlene DELMONICO - tells of taking hijacker into cockpit with gun. Very demanding.] [Passenger John PETERSON - describes man. Pilot told us to take it easy and cracked a few jokes.]

(NYC) FBI waited in force at Kennedy Intl, Airport. Hijacker angry at FBI and didn't allow any fuel. Took on 2 Transatlantic Pilots.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

(Bangor, ME) Plane refueled and heading for Shannon.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

Brelis, Dean;
Huntley, Chet

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