Serial 846

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is Hardat Sukdheo, an anti-cult expert. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 042226Z DEC 78
FM BROOKLYN/QUEENS MRA (89-495)
TO DIRECTOR PRIORITY
NEWARK PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO PRIORITY
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re New York telcall to Newark, December 4, 1978.

For information of Newark, the following members of Peoples Temple (PT) commune at Jonestown arrived at JFK International Airport, Pan Am flight 228, approximately 7:30 PM, December 3, 1978: Dawn Gardfrey; Beatrice Grubbs; Ruby Johnson; Dianne Rozynko; Yolanda Mitchell; Jakari Wilson (child); Versie Perkins; Leslie Wilson; Andrea Walker; and Le Flora Townes.

Pan-American security office advised BQMRA December 3, 1978, that due to security problems aboard airplane the airplane’s

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pilot refused to allow a number of other members of PT onto airplane.

BQMRA in receipt of telephone call from [name deleted], a passenger on Pan American Airlines flight 228, who advised that PT members have plans to regroup in the United States and are definitely anti government.

Newark. Interview [name deleted] [Hardat Sukhdeo], New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, telephone number [deleted] or at residence, telephone number [deleted], concerning knowledge of PT members aboard flight 228 and other PT members while in Guyana.

Results of interviews should be forwarded to Bureau, San Francisco, and BQMRA.

BT

Originally posted on May 3rd, 2019.

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