The United States has suggested the establishment of a world-wide intelligence network to foil would-be aircraft hijackers.
GV Conference Interior.
SV Delegates seated.
CV General Benjamin Davies SOF.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: DAVIES: The United States would have suffered no hi-jacking's since the tragedies on the Jordanian Desert had passengers screening, recommended and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration been universally applied. It is our hope that the ground security procedures recommended by ICAL will soon be so well implements that we will have confidence that we are able to keep dangerous things off aeroplanes. When we arrive at that position it will no longer be necessary for us to have armed sky marshalls flying in the cabins.
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Background: The United States has suggested the establishment of a world-wide intelligence network to foil would-be aircraft hijackers. The suggestion was made at the opening in Washington of a three-day conference to discuss anti-hijack measures.
The conference has been organised by the United States State Department and representatives of 81 nations are attending including delegate from the Soviet Union and some Arab nations.
An American delegate, General Benjamin Davis, was critical of some domestic airlines that had failed to implement security measures recommended by the American Federal Aviation Administration.