ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Crash of a French-built Indonesian airbus during the haze that has been blanketing Southeast Asia featured; scenes shown from the crash site near Medan, Sumatra. ["Aviation" editor David LEARMOUNT - comments on the crash.] The bad safety record of the state-run Garuda Indonesia airlines noted. [Aviation economist professor Daryl JENKINS - comments on the airlines.]
(Kuala Lumpur: Mark Litke) The impact on Malaysia of the choking haze from the fires in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from Kuala Lumpur. [MAN, emergency room physician Dr. Abu Hassan ABDULLAH, United States ambassador to Malaysia John MALOTT - comment.] The concerns of foreign people in Malaysia about the smog noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(No location given: Ned Potter) A closer look at the fires and smoke in southern Asia presented; scenes shown of fires set to clear vegetation in Indonesia. The region's drought brought by the El Nino effect noted.
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