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Hijacking / Pilots Strike #464643

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Commercial airline pilots strike to pressure United Nations and individual companies to take stronger action against hijacking. In US, only Eastern and Northeast airlines shut down. Airports in NYC, Chicago, and Los Angeles handle domestic air traffic. Within Europe, commercial flying cut sharply.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) International area usually busy at Kennedy airport, today was deserted. Some domestic planes do make overseas flights.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

(Frankfurt, West Germany) Runway at Rhinemein Airport almost empty. Pilots of American lines (Pan Am, TWA) obey court orders, Company policies, and fly as scheduled. Most other lines shut down or operate reduced schedules. Porters strike. German lime Lufthansa closes completely. United States soldiers, bound for home, wait 24 hrs. at airport for strike to end.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(London, England) British European Airways particularly hard hit; virtually all domestic flights grounded. Many BEA international flights moved, however. British Overseas Airways Corporation flies along with major American airlines. Most European lines stop, halting less than 1/2 London's air traffic. [Pan American pilot, Captain Richard WHITCOMB - says a plane full of passengers will be in trouble some day if something isn't done to curb air piracy.]
REPORTER: George Montgomery

(Studio) United Nations Security Cnsl. meets to discuss hijacking. International Federation Airline Pilots Assns. threatens further action if something isn't done.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Dobyns, Lloyd;
Hager, Robert;
Montgomery, George

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