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Airplane Safety / Insulation #176442

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 01, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) Concern with the insulation on airplanes that has been blamed for causing fires on McDonnell Douglas-made jets featured; details given of Federal Aviation Administration fire tests on the insulation that indicated flammability. [Aviation consultant Michael BOYD - says insulation is a major problem.] The fact that this kind of insulation was used in the downed Swissair Flight 111 noted. [Canadian Transportation Safety Board Jim HARRIS, Federal Aviation Administration Jane GARVEY - comment on the insulation issue.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) New government requirement that airlines have passengers on international flight name a next of kin noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Stark, Lisa

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