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Eastern Hijacking #464420

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 05, 1972
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(Studio) Eastern Airlines jet hijacked after takeoff from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Hijacker forces plane down at Dulles International Airport near DC. 58 passengers, 1 stewardess, released. $300,000 demanded.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Plane was to have landed at DC's National Airport en route to Miami, Florida. Authorities give hijacker money, 8 parachutes, food, cigarettes. FBI men hesitant to endanger passengers. [PASSENGERS - describe hijacker.] Hijacker wants larger denomination bills, and so returns to Dulles. [Eastern Airlines official, William DANE - says hijacker demands thousand and five hundred dollar bills which haven't been made since 1966.]
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Utley, Garrick

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