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Hawaii / United Airlines Fuselage Accident #120789

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 27, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Coast Guard reported calling off search in Pacific Ocean for wreckage from flight 811, which lost part of fuselage in midair last Friday Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Slade) Investigation into cause of United Airlines plane accident reported; details given of study of latches around cargo door; scenes shown of another 747 with hairline crack around cargo door and of fuselage- damaged plane. [Aviation consultant Pat MURPHY - says previous latches had weakness.] Animation shown of fuselage damage. [MURPHY - says door should have blown off with less "skin" damage.] Federal Aviation Administration statement on door and panel inspections detailed.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim
Duration:
00:02:00

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