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Jet Crash / California #198514

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 1968
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(Studio) Japanese jet lands in San Francisco bay during landing. No injuries.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Jet shown in bay; 1 mile from nearest runway. FAA calls it 1st successful ditch operation. Not sure why incident occurred. Passengers put in life boats and towed to shore. 7 children aboard. Captain last to leave jet. [Passenger Richard GIESEN - says realized water very close and then we didn't make it. Few screams but everyone handled selves well. Plane shuddered when went down; it floated. Describes evacuation.] Incident was miracle.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry
Duration:
00:03:00

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