ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 27, 1987
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(Studio: Richard Threlkeld) Report introduced.
(Kansas City, Missouri: Bettina Gregory) Federal Aviation Administration administration T. Allan McArtor's emergency meeting here with airlines' chief pilots to discuss increase number pilot errors featured; details given, scenes shown. [McARTOR - holds crews, not pilots, responsible for incidents.] Northwest 255 crash in Detroit said believed due to pilot error. [Northwest Captain Don NELSON - defs. airline's primary goal.] [American Airlines Captain George HOF - defs. industry's performance overall.] [Delta Captain Harry ALGER - dismisses recent series of company's pilot errors.] Percentage of fatal commercial airline accidents caused by pilot error noted.
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