Search the Archive

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

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 31, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.

Dale, Al;
Gregory, Bettina;
Serafin, Barry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.