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Zvonko Busic dies at 67; served U.S. prison time for '76 TWA hijacking
Zvonko Busic dies at 67; served U.S. prison time for '76 TWA hijacking

Zvonko Busic, a Croatian nationalist who served more than three decades in U.S. prisons for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a New York City policeman, has committed suicide. He was 67. Police said Busic shot himself Sunday at his home in Rovanjska, Croatia. His body and a suicide note were found by his American-born wife, Julienne Busic, who had also been convicted in the crimes. Busic was the acknowledged ringleader of a group of five hijackers who on Sept. 10, 1976, commandeered a TWA plane bound from New York to Chicago with more than 80 passengers and crew members onboard. They also planted an explosive in a locker at New York's Grand Central railway station that killed...

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