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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1127554

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with no survivors introduced; map shown; scenes shown of the wreckage.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The crash in a contested area of Ukraine reviewed; details given about evidence the plane was shot down by a missile and Ukraine’s blaming of pro-Russian separatists; scenes shown of the smoke and the wreckage; animation shown; audio of radio transmissions between a Russian major and a rebel named Greek played. [2 WITNESSES {thru translator} - describe what happened.] [Former NTSB investigator Greg FEITH†- says it’s a high probability that the plane suffered an in-flight breakup.] [Malaysian Prime Minister Najib RAZAK†- says if the plane was shot down, we insist the perpetrators swiftly be brought to justice.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Russian-made missile that brought down the plane featured; details given about the detection of the launch by US spy satellites; scenes shown.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live discussion held with NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael Leiter† about what the US knows about the attack. [LEITER – describes how intelligence detects a launch; explains how the administration will respond.]

(Amsterdam: Katy Tur) The gathering of family members and loved ones at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and at the airport in Kuala Lumpur featured. [WOMAN – reacts to missing the flight.] Confusion over whether passengers were on a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight or the Malaysian Airlines flight discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chris Jansing) President Obama’s day reviewed; details given about his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who told him about the crash. [Vice President Joe BIDEN – says apparently it was not an accident.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Tur, Katy;
Jansing, Chris
Duration:
00:13:10

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