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Bosnia / Civil War / United States Plane Downed / United Nations Peacekeepers #160491

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 02, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The downing of a United States plane by the Bosnia Serbs featured; animation shown of the F-16 that was hit by a missile fired from Serb-held territory near Banja Luka, Bosnia. [Former Air Force pilot Robert GASKIN - comments.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jim MITCHELL - says the Serbs claim to have captured the pilot.]

(White House: Brit Hume) United States policy on Bosnia updated. [President CLINTON - expresses concern over the plane and pilot; reiterates that the policy remains firm.] [Senators Richard LUGAR, Joseph LIEBERMAN - criticize the president.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Sarajevo: Tony Birtley) The confusion in Bosnia over both the downed plane and the fate of United Nations peacekeepers, who were being held hostage by the Bosnia Serbs, examined; contiually aggressive statements from Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic quoted. [UN spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gary COWARD - comments on the plane downing.]

Birtley, Tony;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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