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United Hijacking #463942

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 1972
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(Studio) FBI arrests Richard Floyd McCoy, 29 years old, Brigham Young University student of law enforcement for attempted hijacking and extortion of United Airline jet. Parachuted from plane with ransom money near home in Provo, UT.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Provo, UT) McCoy arrested at his home, dressed for National Guard drill. (Salt Lake City, UT) Arraigned in Federal court on charge of air piracy. [Sky diving instructor, Bill DAUSE - says he suggested throwing out empty parachutes as false bait for searchers.] McCoy had talked about plot to many people. [Neighbor, Fred HILSMANN - says McCoy's wife had rare bone disease and father was ill. Financial necessity may have prompted attempt.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Utley, Garrick;
Perkins, Jack

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