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Substandard Military Parts / Investigation #122604

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Indictment of three former execs. from Aerodyne Investment Castings, Incorporated, for selling substandard parts to American military reported Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Slade) ABC News investigation reported finding that Aerodyne mixed scrap metal into its product of parts for military planes; details given. [MIT Prof. David Gordon WILSON - says design of plane engines depends on quality of metal parts.] [Aerodyne foundry manager David SCHMIDT, foundry worker Mike HENNESSEY - comment on use of scrap metal.] [SCHMIDT - says when government inspector Warren Fischer was there, all shifts used scrap alloys.] Denial of chgs. by former execs. Russell Baker and his sons Roger Baker and Russell Baker, Junior noted. [Defense Department Don. MANCUSO - says greed was put ahead of national ints.] [Representative John DINGELL - comments on case; criticizes military's response to matter.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim
Duration:
00:03:30

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