CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
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(Studio) Copter crashes near Los Angeles.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Compton, California) Los Angeles Airways Flight 417 bound for Disneyland. Copter fell apart in mid-air. 18 passengers and 3 crew killed. No survivors. [EYEWITNESS - describes crash and trying to get 1 man out.] Another Airways helicopter crashed 3 mos. ago on same rte., but 2 mile away. 23 killed in that accident. Airways suspends flights and awaits for FAA investigative team.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
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