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Air Traffic Controllers / Drugs #104437

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Percentage of Palmdale, California, air traffic controllers under investigation for drug abuse reported; center said responsible for air traffic in and out of Los Angeles.

(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Implications of situation for air safety examined; number controllers Federal Aviation Administration suspects of using cocaine or hashish noted. [Los Angeles control center manager Don EARLY - cites consequences of illicit drug use.] Range of Palmdale air traffic controllers' responsibility, include guiding Air Force One with President Reagan into Santa Barbara, noted. [EARLY - denies air safety will be compromised by suspects' absence.]

Jarriel, Tom;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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