Serial 1074

United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Date: 12/5/78
To: Mr. Moore
From: J. O. Ingram

Subject: RYMUR

[Name deleted], Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), advised Deputy Assistant Director Ingram at 11:55 a.m., on 12/5/78 that based upon request from Pan American Airlines, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice, eight FAA Sky Marshals are being dispatched via Pan American Flight #227 from JFK at 3:00 p.m., 12/5/78, en route to Georgetown, Guyana. Two of the Sky Marshals will depart the plane at Port of Spain. The other six will continue on to Georgetown, Guyana.

The six Sky Marshals will then accompany passengers, including the Georgetown survivors, on Pan American Flight #228 departing Georgetown at 1:00 p.m., arriving New York at 6:15 p.m., 12/6/78. This flight stops at Port-of-Spain and the other two Sky Marshals will then board with passengers the Pan American flight at Port of Spain for the continuation trip into JFK at New York. The two Sky Marshals at Port of Spain will have had the opportunity to observe all passengers in their attempt to detect any problem areas. The continuation flight from Port of Spain to New York then will have eight armed FAA Sky Marshals.

Mr. [name deleted] stated the Department of Justice and State Department have just been advised. I advised [name deleted] that the FBI Office in New York would be alerted, and if any information was received by this Bureau of potential problem areas, he would be immediately informed so that he could pass this on to his Sky Marshals.