NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 22, 1976
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(Studio) All-night siege takes place Tuesday and Wednesday at San Francisco International Airport when United Airlines employee seizes airplane and 2 hostages.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Francisco, California) Report on siege of plane by FBI and sheriff's deputies. Employee seizing plane is Palm J. Hinnant. [HINNANT - says he'll hurt hostage if demands not met.] Same hostage, Richard Funk, already cut once by captor. [FUNK - says Hinnant means what he says. Says authorities should do something because he's gotten cut again.] At dawn, Hinnant surrenders. [FBI officer Charles BATES - says main plan was to get all 3 out safely.] Hinnant gave no reason for attempted hijack.
REPORTER: Rick Davis