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747 / Tested #205911

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 12, 1970
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(Studio) Pan Am Airways flew 380 persons from New York to London on board a giant Boeing 747. Plane is scheduled to go into regular service later this month It took twice as long to get passengers off and through customs at London.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NM) United States government is still testing plane before approving it for regular service. Citizens of Roswell, NM, volunteer for night evacuation test of 747. The FAA ordered Pan Am conduct test. [Mayor William BRAINERD - informs civilians how impt. test is.] Reenactment of test shown. Civilian testers gave their opinions. [WOMAN - wouldn't be afraid to be on plane if in trouble.] [MAN - it was time to move and they moved.] Tests so far have failed.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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