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Air Crash / Indiana Airport / Controversy #205523

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) Shock waves still in Indianapolis week after 2-plane crash.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Indianapolis, IN) At Weir Cook Airport Federal Aviation Administration Tower Chief Duane Jennings suspends traffic controller James Knecht because Knecht claims radar faulty. [KNECHT - says quality of radar not good enough to see aircraft. We've complained to Federal Aviation Administration for years] [JENNINGS - says we have best equipment available.] [KNECHT - says we've told them planes will eventually collide due to poor equipment.] [JENNINGS - defends controllers. 1 bad incident doesn't negate all the good.] $2.5 million filed against Allegheny and FAA. Mass burial to be held for 36 unidentified passengers.

Cronkite, Walter

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