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Airline Safety / Commuter Planes #1117109

CNN Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1994
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Holliman) The debate over the safety of smaller commuter airlines examined; details given about an incident involving an American Eagle plane at New York’s Kennedy Airport. [International Airline Passengers Association David STEMPLER†- says they’ve had a lot more accidents.] [American Eagle PASSENGER, WOMAN – comment.] [Regional Airline Assn. Walt COLEMAN†- says we don’t believe there are any safety concerns.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Live telephone interview held with Stempler about the small aircraft alert. [STEMPLER – explains why the accident rate is higher and why they are allowed to operate with less stringent rules; says the FAA is looking into the regulations; comments on the impact of weather.]

Meserve, Jeanne;
Holliman, John

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