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Miami, Florida / ValuJet Plane Crash / Investigation #166393

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 18, 1996
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(In the Florida Everglades: Karla Davis) The ongoing investigation at the site of the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades featured; scenes shown from the swamp and of parts of the plane already found. [NTSB spokesmen Mike BENSON, Greg FEITH - explain what they are looking for, including the cockpit voice recorder.] Animation shown of theories of the cause of fire on the plane.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Rebecca Chase) The business strategies of ValuJet airlines, which is reeling in the wake of the crash, examined. [ValuJet president Lewis JORDAN - defends the company.] [Crisis Management International Diane DOMIT - comments on ValuJet's approach.] Federal Aviation Administration report citing ValuJet's accident rate mentioned. The need for the airlines to prove it is safe within the next six months reiterated.

Reporter(s):
Brown, Aaron;
Chase, Rebecca;
Davis, Karla
Duration:
00:04:40

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