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Aviation / Aging Pilots #123722

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Captain Al Haynes, who landed Flight 232, noted three years away from mandatory retirement. Report introduced.

(DC: Jim Slade) Issue of mandatory retirement for pilots featured; scenes shown of plane that lost cargo door over Hawaii in 1988. [Retired pilot David CRONIN - talks about irony of ending his career with that flight; calls retirement a waste.] [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Anthony BRODERICK - backs mandatory retirement.] [Mt. Sinai School of Medicine's Dr. Robert BUTLER - says pilots who still have the capability should be allowed to fly.] [BRODERICK - responds.]

Koppel, Ted;
Slade, Jim

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