Serial 758

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 758 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE306739_d.html]

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STATE 306739
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-11 ISO-00 CA-01 FAA-00 DOTE-00 EB-08
L-03 JUSE-00 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 FBIE-00 SSO-00
INRE-00 USSS-00 H-01 /041 R
DRAFTED BY CA:SCS:FSHALL:DG
APPROVED BY CA:SCS:LMDAY
CA/SCS/MCELLA
CA/SCS/AAGISE
ARA/RZIMMERMAN
FAA/ACS/: BUD KROHN
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O 051511Z DEC 78 ZFF4
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 12065:N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLE TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: TRAVEL OF SKY MARSHALS
REF: HALL/ELLICE TELECON L2/4/78

1. Federal Aviation Administration advises that six sky marshals: Hector Gonzalez, team leader; Victor Echevarria; Ralph Tucker; Richard Fonz; Al Ponarese and Curtis Moare are scheduled arrive at Georgetown abroad Pan Am flight 227 tonight Dec. 5 at 2330 hrs.

2. Embassy is requested meet, give intelligence briefing and make arrangements for storage of arms.

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3. Pan Am is making hotel arrangements.

4. Sky-marshals expect accompany PT survivors on PAA [Pan Am] flight 228 to New York Dec. 6.

Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

Last modified on July 2nd, 2022.
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