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Pacific Southwest Hijacking #465475

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1972
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(Studio) President adviser John Ehrlichman says President Nixon has ordered inspection of every passenger flying on any airline in country. Pacific Southwest Airlines suffers 2 hijackings in 1 week Hijacker of today's flight talked into surrendering.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oakland, California) Hijacker Francis Goodell, 21, absent without leave soldier from Manassas, Virginia. Lloyd Turner off-duty California Highway Patrol Captain, passenger, convinces Goodell to surrender. [TURNER - says he told hijacker FBI would shoot him.] (Burbank, California) Pacific Southwest Airlines doesn't search passengers, but airline personnel have tightened security by inspecting all hand baggage, checking IDs. Federal Aviation Administration fines Pacific Southwest Airlines for not screening passengers properly. Security measures delay flights.
REPORTER: Joe Ramirez

(Studio) Al Bonner, Vice President, Airline Pilots Association, suggests people not fly on airlines unwilling to spend enough money on ground security against hijackings.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Ramirez, Joe

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