'American Skyjacker' Podcast Details 1972 High-Flying Drama At Lambert Airport

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Aircraft hijackings have been rare in recent years. But a half century ago, they were a frequent occurrence. Between 1967 and 1972, 130 commercial airplanes were hijacked in the U.S. alone. That’s according to a newly launched podcast that dives deep into a hijacking in which St. Louis Lambert International Airport plays a starring role. The 10-part series, “American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally," is hosted and co-produced by St. Louis-based journalist Danny Wicentowski. In this segment, host Sarah Fenske talks with Wicentowski about the drama that took place that day, and what went into turning the saga into a podcast series.

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