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New York, New York / USAir Flight 405 Crash #140248

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Hickey) Crash of USAir Flight 405 at LaGuardia International Airport, NYC, last night featured; scenes shown of plane's debris. [Survivor actor Richard LAWSON, rescue workers Paul MANISCALCO, William McCAULEY - comment.] Question raised as to whether ice on the wings caused plane's fall. [NTSB investigator John LAUBER - says it is pilot's decision.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bettina Gregory) Question of whether weather contributed to the crash of the Fokker F-28 examined; scenes shown from September 1989 Fokker crash site in Canada. [Aviation consultant John NANCE - explains how it could be an icing problem.] Diagrams shown of F-28 and DC-9, both of which have no wing slats and have had crash problems linked to snow and ice. [USAir CEO Seth SCHOFIELD - defends plane.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Hickey, Jim;
Jennings, Peter

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