ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 03, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Crash in the former Yugoslavia of an Air Force plane carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 32 other people reported; map shown of the Dubrovnik, Croatia, area where the plane went down on its way to the airport. [Joint Chief Operations director Lieutenant General Howell ESTES - says contact with the plane was lost; cites some unconfirmed reports.] Brown's two-day trade mission with business leaders in Bosnia to help rebuild the economy noted; scenes shown of Brown. The wide-ranging effect of the death of cabinet member Brown outlined.
(White House: Brit Hume) The reaction of President Clinton to Brown's death featured. [At the Commerce Department, CLINTON - praises Brown; relays a message from Brown's wife; quotes a passage from Isaiah.] [Earlier in Bosnia, BROWN - comments.] [ESTES - outlines the difficulty in reaching the crash site.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Washington: Lisa Stark) The background to the plane crash near Dubrovnik and the problems of bad weather in the area examined. [ESTES - says the landing appeared routine.] The stellar safety record of the Air Force T-43 and the history of the specific plane crashed noted.