NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014
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(Tel Aviv: Kate Snow) The FAA’s ban on US flights to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv featured; scenes shown of a wrecked neighborhood; flight maps shown; FAA statement quoted. [Deputy national security advisor Ben RHODES- says some of the rockets come too close for comfort.] [American traveler Aryeh WIELGUS- reacts.]
(Washington: Tom Costello) The risk for airlines flying over conflict zones featured; scenes shown from Ukraine of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down by an SA-11 missile; FAA map of hostile/no-fly zones, flight path of a Malaysia flight flying over Syria, and flight radar images of planes skirting war zones shown. [Aviation attorney Thomas ROUTH- says there should have been coordination between the airlines and the governments that oversee the air space that turned out to be dangerous.] [Counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- says airlines have to do analysis about where their planes can safely fly.]