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Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas / Plane Crash #117721

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 31, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Dallas, Texas: Al Dale) Crash of Delta Air Lines jet upon takeoff from Dallas-Fort Worth airport reported; details given, scenes shown. [Survivors Penn WAUGH, WOMAN, Norman NEWCITY - describe their escapes.] Sending of NTSB team to crash site noted.

(Studio: Barry Serafin) Delta crash at same airport in 1985 recalled. Report introduced.

(No location given: Bettina Gregory) Reasons why so many passengers were able to survive detailed; scenes shown. [WAUGH - comments.] FAA study on plane crash casualties detailed; film shown. Problem of exploding fuel and fuel tanks described; diagram shown. [National Trans. Safety Association Wayne WILLIAMS - talks about fuel duct design.] Role of luck in this crash explained.

Reporter(s):
Dale, Al;
Gregory, Bettina;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:30

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