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North Carolina / Commuter Plane Crash / Regional Safety #151667

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Morrisville, North Carolina: Linda Pattillo) The crash of American Eagle Flight 3379 near Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, in cold weather conditions featured; scenes shown from the crash site. Recent safety problems for commuter airlines reviewed. [Local resident Sue PHILLIPS - talks about helping with survivors.] [Federal Aviation Administration administrator David HINSON - comments on the crash.]

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The issue of commuter airlines safety standards examined; crash records of different model planes used by regional airlines outlined on screen. [Secretary of Transportation Federico PENA - calls for raising regional carrier safety requirements.] [Regional Airline Association Walter COLEMAN - defends safety.] [Two TRAVELLERS - react.] [Aviation Safety Institution Leo JANSSENS - gives consumer advice.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with aviation expert John Nance about airline safety. [NANCE - raises safety issues, especially for the little airplanes now flying for the major airlines.]

Jennings, Peter;
Pattillo, Linda;
Stark, Lisa

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