NBC Evening News for
Thursday, May 28, 1981


Headline: Nimitz / Crash Aftermath

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(Studio) USS Nimitz reported returning to Norfolk, Virginia, following crash on its flight deck Tuesday night; current casualty rate, include 1 crewman reported still missing, mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Norfolk, Virginia) Nimitz's arrival and details of crash examined; films shown. David Dexter's efforts to locate father and injury sustained by crewman Jimmy Narron noted. [Captain John BATZLER - comments on landing attempt.] [Vice admiral George KINNEAR - notes uncertainty of cause at present.] Nimitz reported leaving Saturday
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(DC) Estimated cost of accident mentioned; details outlined on screen, discussed. No. of planes destroyed in accidents last year and number so far for this year noted.
REPORTER: Gene Pell

(Studio) Nimitz said expected to put out to sea Saturday with full crew and compliment of aircraft.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

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Program Time:05:35:50 pm - 05:39:10 pm. Duration: 03:20
Reporters:Chancellor, John; Hager, Robert; Pell, Gene
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