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US-Cuban Relations / Hijacking #461499

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 20, 1972
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(Studio) United States says Cuba interested in talks on skyjacking, a result of Southern airlines hijacking to Cuba. In that hijacking, copilot Billy Harold Johnson was shot by hijackers after FBI shot out plane's tires at Orlando, Florida, airport. Today, Johnson released from hospital.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Memphis, Tennessee) [JOHNSON - says while news reports said plane on ground only short time in Cuba, plane actually there 2 hrs. Was shot in cabin, not cockpit as reports said. Runways in Havana had not been "formed" for the landing as reports said.] No comment on FBI shooting.

(Studio) Cuba will try hijackers - $2 million ransom will be turned over to court

(State Department) United States anxious to hold talks with Cuba.
REPORTER: Alvin Rosenfeld

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rosenfeld, Alvin
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00:03:30

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