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Jerry McNerney

This California congressman wants Cuba to send back the man who hijacked his plane 44 years ago

This California congressman wants Cuba to send back the man who hijacked his plane 44 years ago

As U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba normalize, a California congressman wants to know what the federal government is doing to bring back the man who kidnapped him and a plane full of people in November 1971.

Rep. Jerry McNerney is hoping the matter will come up when President Obama visits Cuba later this month.

“I don’t think it should be a focus,” the Stockton Democrat said. But “we can’t forget that there are criminals there that need to be extradited.”

McNerney was 21 when three men wanted for the shooting death of a New Mexico state police officer ran up the gangway of TWA Flight 106 as it left the...

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