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Missing Plane / Nixon / Def. #203133

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 18, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon announces reconnaissance flights to be resumed off North Korean coast with protection.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [NIXON - says plane unarmed and on reconnaissance mission 90 mile offshore when shot down. Attack unprovoked and without warning. Protest filed at Panmunjom. Other flights will be protected, United States planes and ships in international waters not fair game. Pueblo affair different because of uncertainty of where it was when captured.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Rptd. ship flotilla, including USS Kitty Hawk, on way to Korean coast. Reconnaissance planes determine radar capability of USSR , China, and Korea.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) USS New Jersey, finished with Vietnam tour, on way to area.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Rather, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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