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Ukraine / Plane Disaster #1127565

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The loss of Malaysia Airlines Flights 17 and 370, both 777 airplanes, and the 18th anniversary of the crash of TWA Flight 800 noted.

(Studio: Kate Snow) A history of commercial jetliners taken down by hostile actions reviewed; details given about the downing of Korean Airlines Flight 007 by the Soviet Union in 1983, the accidental shoot-down of a passenger jet by a missile shot from the USS Vincennes, and the accidental downing of a Siberian Airlines flight by the Ukrainian military in 2001; footage shown. [President Ronald REAGAN, Secretary of State George SHULTZ†– rebuke the Soviets.] [Former aviation correspondent Bob HAGER††- notes how quickly a missile destroys a plane.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. William CROWE†- apologizes.]

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Snow, Kate

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