A mother who worried about how to keep her children quiet....a doctor who was in?
A mother who worried about how to keep her children quiet....a doctor who was in the centre of a shooting....these are two stories which came out of Wednesday's (5 July) attempted hijacking of a Pacific Southwest Airliner in California. The two hijackers and a Canadian passenger were shot dead in a gun battle involving FBI agents who stormed the airliner at San Francisco airport, after it was hijacked between Sacramento and Burbank. Two other passengers were wounded. This NBC coverage features interviews with the mother and doctor.
SYNOPSIS: This airliner had just taken off from Sacramento,California, when it was seized by two hijackers.
The men, identified as Bulgarian immigrants, demanded ransom money,parachutes and a flight to Siberia, so the 'plane landed at San Francisco International airport to pick up the money and refuel.
F-B-I agents stormed the jet killing both hijackers but not before one of them had fired wildly into the passengers, killing one and wounding two others.
Later, in the airport terminal, some of the passengers were interviewed about their six-hour ordeal.