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ABC Evening News for
Thursday, Dec 12, 1985

Headline: Newfoundland / Military Plane Crash


(Studio) Death toll from crash in Gander, Newfoundland, of plane carrying 101st Airborne Army division, en route to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from tour of duty in Sinai, reported; details given, illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Gander, Newfoundland) Details of crash examined; scenes shown. [WITNESS - describes scenes.]
REPORTER: Stone Phillips

(Studio) President Reagan's reaction described; crash thought highest 1-day loss in division's history of combat.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Fort Campbell, Kentucky) Div.'s tour in Sinai and expected arrival here today noted; base's response to disaster examined. Scenes shown. [Public info. ofr. Major Jim GLEISBERG - notes families' grief.] [PEOPLE - comment.] Pvt. Tom Walsh, scheduled for flight, mentioned arriving home earlier.
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

(Studio) Pentagon's effort to identification and notify next of kin, reasons for delays in notification discussed; Army casualty hotline telephone numbers listed on screen. Issue of military's use of civilian aircraft to transport troops considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dennis Troute

(Tel Aviv, Israel) Role of United States troops in Sinai as peacekeeping force between Israel and Egypt examined; scenes shown. [Israeli defense minister Yitzhak RABIN - notes Sinai troops are international backbone of Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement.] Prime Min. Shimon Peres' condolence message to Reagan quoted.
REPORTER: Bob Zelnick

(Studio) Item recapped at end of broadcast
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Program Time:05:30:10 pm - 05:38:00 pm. Duration: 07:50
Record Number:93620
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Reporters:Chase, Rebecca; Troute, Dennis; Jennings, Peter; Phillips, Stone; Zelnick, Bob
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