STOCKTON – The details of a hijacked flight 44 years ago are being brought up due to the United States' thawing relationship with Cuba.
Congressman Jerry McNerney was on that flight, which was planned to travel from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Chicago in 1971.
"I was going to go to the Army/Navy game in Philadelphia. We were going to take about a 10 p.m. flight to Chicago and then over to Philadelphia," McNerney recalled.
That's when three suspects forced a change in plans.
While McNerney was boarding, he heard a commotion behind him.
"I look back and there was somebody with a gun and I thought 'oh, doesn't look like I'll be going to the game tonight,'" McNerney recalled.