The way I had remembered it, from watching TV
as a kid, was that they didn't catch anyone and no one claimed responsibility..(But I couldn't link to the above..).
Anyway I wouldn't have possibly remembered it at all, except that on the TV
news that night, there was this guy who had been injured being taken out - possibly even on a stretcher, I can't be sure after all this time. But, he's all bloodied and bandaged.....and there's a TV
reporter with a microphone in the guy's face..
Reporter asked some kind of question, and the guy on the stretcher says something to the effect of: "I'd like to get ahold of the guy that did this..I would put his head in a vice and squeeze and squeeze and squeeze and squeeze...". I remember thinking positively about those sentiments.
observation decks were scaled back slowly..a little bit here a little bit there..first the piers at IAB
...then the center part...then the inside was limited for space..then you had to go to restaurant..finally it was all gone. I had thought this all began to happen prior to the incident here, but perhaps I am mistaken about some of that.
There was a spate of hijackings in the early/mid 70s and the MiddleEastern crap with Airliners started up. The observation deck within JFK
tower closed prior to this incident..of that I am sure.