Hijacked plane and FBI agents at El Paso, Senators S Bridges and Henry Jackson give response.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item. Title reads: "The Incredible Hijack Incident In Texas" .
El Paso, Texas and Washington DC, United States of America / USA
Various shots of Boeing 707 surrounded by Armed Federal Bureau of Investigation / FBI officers on tarmac of El Paso airport. MS Doors of Boeing are opened and father and son hijackers come down stairs. MS Pan from captain of the Boeing.
LS The Capitol, Washington. LS Congress interior. MS Senator Styles Bridges speaking to camera: "I'm shocked as every American is, at the hijacking of an American plane, the latest at El Paso. It's an act of piracy and it smacks of an organised plot by Castro. As far as the previous plane that was hijacked, if it isn't given up immediately, I would go into Cuba with sufficient force to take the plane, and the man or person who perpetuated the crime and bring them out. And .... I have introduced a bill which will provide a heavy fine and long imprisonment for a person carrying a concealed weapon or a death weapon onto an American plane." MS Senator Henry Jackson speaking to camera: "It is part of a premeditated plan ... by Castro to tax ... the patience of the American people.... there may well be an intervention on the part of the United States, this will not be the first time we have had to go after bandits."
Note: Date on original paperwork: 08/08/1961. Date of incident was 03/08/1961. Shots of the hijacked plane at El Paso have been blown up from 16 mm and are poor quality. American commentary.