ABC Evening News for
Thursday, Dec 12, 1985


Headline: Newfoundland / Military Plane Crash

Abstract:

(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
Link to this page http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/program.pl?ID=93620
Context
Reporters:Chase, Rebecca; Troute, Dennis; Jennings, Peter; Phillips, Stone; Zelnick, Bob
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