Vanderbilt Television News Archive

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1974


Headline: Hijack Attempt

Abstract:

(Studio) Baltimore-DC international airport site of 1st hijack attempt in over 1 year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore-DC airport) Hijacker identified as Samuel Joseph Byck. Byck opens fire on security guard George Ramsburg. [Passenger Keith WEELAND - describes shooting.] [Passenger Mrs. Charles ROSCH - describes Byck's actions at waiting area for passengers.] [FBI agent Thomas FARROW - outlines details of hijack attempt once Byck inside plane.] Copilot Fred Jones killed; pilot Reese Lofton in grave condition; Byck killed by county sheriff while inside plane.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

Begin Time:05:36:30 pm
End Time:05:38:50 pm
TVN Record Number:233047
Copyright:Abstract and Metadata (c) 1974-2008 Vanderbilt University
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