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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Apache Helicopters #185890

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombs may have hit civilians in Surdulica, Serbia, reported; scenes shown of more refugees along the Kosovo-Macedonia border; details given of the mobilization of American reservists.

(Tirana: Jim Wooten) Last night's crash of an Apache helicopter during a practice mission in Albania featured; night footage shown of the fireball destroying the aircraft. [Task Force Hawk Lieutenant Colonel Gerrie DORNAN - cites risk in any military operation.] The delay in getting the Apaches to the front detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(On the USS Theodore Roosevelt: John McWethy) A closer look at the NATO air mission featured; scenes shown from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Adriatic Sea. [F-14 pilot "BRU" - talks about seeking moving targets.] How a "kill box" mission is handled detailed; managers' communications with pilots played. [F-18 pilot "STALK," 'BLAZER" - comment on the flight missions.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Wooten, Jim

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