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Peru / Missionary Plane Shot Down / United States Role / Survivors #196637

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 22, 2001
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Redeker) The United States role in tracking the missionary plane that was shot down in Peru by a Peruvian air force plane seeking drug traffickers examined; details given about the controversial "Plan Colombia" aimed at crippling drug production in South America; scenes shown of wounded pilot Kevin Donaldson. [Representative Peter HOEKSTRA - says the action was outrageous.] United States law requirements for interdicting a plane outlined on screen. [Senator John KERRY - questions the procedure in this case.] [President BUSH - says the flights in Peru have been suspended.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Durham, North Carolina: Steve Osunsami) The return home of the survivors from the plane featured; scenes shown from a gathering in Muskegon, Michigan, to mourn the death of missionary Veronica Bowers and her daughter, Charity. [Pilot's brother Gordon DONALDSON - outlines Kevin's medical condition.] [Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Bill RUDD - comments.] [ABWE aviation director Hank SCHELTEMA - describes the attack on the plane.]

Osunsami, Steve;
Redeker, Bill;
Simpson, Carole

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