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Sioux City, Iowa / Plane Crash #123204

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sioux City, Iowa: Bettina Gregory) Beginning of investigation into causes of crash of United Airlines Flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa, featured; details given; photos, film and animation of crash and its debris shown. [NTSB James BURNETT - comments on survivors.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Slade) Problems that plane's captain , A.C. Haynes, faced in flying plane with damaged hydraulic system featured; animation shown of how hydraulic systems operate in DC-10s. [DC-10 pilot Jack WALSH - praises Haynes.] [Aviation expert John NANCE - says there may be weaknesses in design of DC-10.] [Trans. Secretary Sam SKINNER - comments on accident.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sioux City, Iowa, Linda Pattillo) Story on crash survivors given; crash scenes shown. [MAN, Terri HARDMAN, second MAN, boy Benjamin LEVINE- RADTKE, Lori MICHAELSON, Sister Mary VIANNEA - comment.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter;
Slade, Jim

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