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Hostage Pilot / Massachusetts #479174

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 04, 1974
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(Studio) Passenger, Marshall Collins, takes Eastern Air Lines pilot hostage for 3 hrs. Demands money before giving self up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) Collins overpowered Lewis Whittaker, 55, and ordered all passengers and crew members off plane. [Passenger Max ARONOFF - says he "wasn't all there". Tells how passengers left plane.] Collins demanded $100,000. Persuaded to accept $10,000, he asked it be given to poor of Roxbury. FBI persuades him to give up. [State trooper Joseph MACHADO - says black FBI agent talked him down.] Whittaker slightly hurt.
REPORTER: Phil Brady

Brady, Phil;
Chancellor, John

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