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EgyptAir Flight 990 Crash #183542

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 31, 1999
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(Studio: Jack Ford) The crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the coast of Massachusetts reviewed; diagrams shown.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The plane's flight and crash reviewed; scenes shown from off Nantucket Island; animated diagrams shown. [Coast Guard OFFICIAL, Port Authority director of aviation Robert KELLY, NTSB chairman Jim HALL, Aviation Weekly James McKENNA - comment on the crash.] The Boeing 767s safety record noted; scenes shown of two previous Boeing 767 crashes.

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(Nantucket: Morton Dean) The search for survivors featured; scenes shown of the debris field in the ocean. [PILOT, Nantucket Express chief pilot Bob WALSH - comment on the debris.] [Coast Guard R/Admiral Richard LARRABEE - says we are looking for survivors.]

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(New York: John Miller) The international investigation into the crash reviewed; details given of roles for the NTSB, the FBI and the absence of evidence of terrorism at this time.

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(New York: James Walker) The grieving process for the relatives of those on Flight 990 featured. [Long Island Islamic Center Ghazi KHANKAN, Red Cross Robert WINGATE - comment on the family members.] The 1996 crash of TWO Flight 800 over Long Island and the crash of SwissAir Flight 111 off Nova Scotia recalled. The 1996 passage of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act to help family members noted. [KELLY - comments on helping family members.]

Dean, Morton;
Ford, Jack;
Miller, John;
Stark, Lisa;
Walker, James

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