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Denver, Colorado / Airplane Accident #106465

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Denver, Colorado: Greg Dobbs) Investigation into cause of accident involving Continental Airlines plane trying to take off in bad weather at Stapleton International Airport in Denver, Colorado, reported [Survivor Robert LINCK - describes ice on wings.] Investigation said focusing on icing problem; animation shown; scenes shown. [Continental spokesperson Bruce HICKS - says crew expressed no concern over icing.] Ice as factor in previous crashes of this model plane reported; scenes shown. Warning from McDonnell Douglas Corp. about problem recalled. [Aircraft designer Richard SHEVELL - describes icing.]

Dobbs, Greg;
Jennings, Peter

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