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Hijack Prevention #465516

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1972
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(Studio) Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray in Albany, New York, comments on hijacking. Says average of successful attempts cut from 80% to 21%. Transport Secretary John Volpe announces new regulations: any passenger who fits hijacker profile must be searched.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Airline Pilots Association president John O'DONNELL - says President must be responsible for enforcement of hijack prevention laws.] [Federal air safety dir., Benjamin DAVIS - says federal government cannot do more to emphasize nature of problem and provide leadership as problem evolves.]
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Hijack precaution measures vary widely among airlines.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) O'Hare is world's busiest airport, but visible precautions taken against hijacking on only small percent on sample afternoon. Few electronic metal detectors evident. On 1 flight, carry-on luggage searched. Personality profile check used.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Los Angeles, California) Pacific Southwest Airlines only flies in California, but since 1st of year, 4 Pacific Southwest Airlines planes have been hijacked, so airline steps up security. Every passenger screened, shows ID. Federal marshals watch boarding passengers. Electronic metal detectors used, hand baggage searched. Few passengers complain.

Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert;
Neal, Roy;
Palmer, John

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