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CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 15, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Last Thursday’s diversion of an Air France jet from Paris to Bangor, Maine, recalled.

(Norman, Oklahoma, & Arlington, Virginia: Drew Griffin) The frustration for immigrant Juan Carlos Merida†, a former Panamanian Air Force pilot whose name is on a security watch list because in February 2001 he picked up foreign flight student Zacarias Moussaoui, the “20th hijacker” in the September 11 attacks, featured; details given about Merida’s fear of leaving the US to visit his ailing father because he may not be allowed to return and the denial of his applications to train on large jets. [Airman Flight School Brenda KEENE†- says Merida just did what he was told.] [MERIDA – comments on recognizing Moussaoui after 9/11 and informing the FBI; recalls being told by a Homeland Security official to forget about flying; states he loves the US and tried to help.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) CNN’s coverage of security issues noted.

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:06:00

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