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Continental Airlines / Investigation #115038

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 17, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Announcement that Continental Airlines, Incorporated, will undergo extensive Federal Aviation Administration safety inspection like that begun on Eastern Airlines last week reported [On NBC, Trans. Secretary James BURNLEY - explains reasons for and procedures of safety inspections.] Stmt. from Frank Lorenzo that unions are pressuring federal government into disrupting his airlines' business reported [On "Meet the Press", Texas Air Corporation chairperson LORENZO - says inspections will be positive.] [Eastern/International Association of Machinists spokesperson Charles BRYAN - says Continental will be in trouble.] Short-term effect of bad publicity on Eastern and Continental airlines discussed.

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Delays at Boston, Massachusetts, airport due Eastern's flight problems reported Response from Piedmont about spring delays noted.

Donaldson, Sam;
Potter, Mark

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