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EgyptAir Flight 990 Crash / Investigation / Scenarios #183743

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 introduced.

(New York: John Miller) The FBI focus on Gamil Batouti, a member of Flight 990's relief crew, featured; details given of evidence that he took over for the co-pilot and offered a prayer. [Georgetown University Islamic scholar professor Mamoun FANDI - describes the Arabic prayer.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Sheila MacVicar) An interview with Batouti's family in Cairo featured with comments from his wife and son quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The scenario being investigated in which the co- pilot may have deliberately set the plane to crash examined; animated diagram shown; details given of flight data recorder information about the plane's tail panels. [ABC News aviation consultant John NANCE - explains how the elevators could be going in different directions and how the engines can be shut off.] [Former NTSB investigator Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Tim FORTE - says the evidence fits with an irrational act.]

Jennings, Peter;
MacVicar, Sheila;
Miller, John;
Stark, Lisa

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