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Peru / Missionary Plane Shot Down #196657

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: Martha Raddatz) Reports on the incident in which a Peruvian fighter plane shot down a missionary plane examined; details given from the Peruvian report blaming the private plane. [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says facts are being gathered.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Redeker) The story from pilot Kevin Donaldson, who was seriously wounded by the Peruvian air force plane, featured; photos shown of the missionary Veronica Bowers, who was killed along with her daughter, Charity. [On telephone Cessna pilot, DONALDSON - comments on what happened.] [ABWE aviation director Hank SCHELTEMA - says pilot Donaldson's voice has been recorded.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Later coverage of United States military involvement in Latin America noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Raddatz, Martha;
Redeker, Bill

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