ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 27, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Inspection of its whole 727 fleet by Eastern Airlines announced. Report introduced.
(DC: Jim Slade) History of mechanical problems of plane that developed hole in fuselage over West Virginia yesterday rptd; scenes shown of hole in roof. Procedure for inspecting for cracks in older planes reviewed, shown. [Airline safety consultant Rudy KAPUSTIN - discusses learning process as planes grow in sophistication.] [AvMark, Incorporated Paul TURK - says airlines can't retire older planes due to demand.] Boeing Company's backlog of orders cited as example
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