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Enterprise Disaster #2115

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1969
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(Studio) 16 of 17 crewmen reported missing after fire and explosions aboard US aircraft carrier Enterprise found on ship; 25 dead, 85 wounded, 1 still missing.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Pearl Harbor, Hawaii) Explosion from one of aircraft aboard set off others. [CREWMAN - tried to put hose on fire to keep bombs cooled down, but had to pull back after series of explosions.] $40 million worth of aircraft destroyed. Helicopters take injured to hospitals, with ambulances; most injuries burns. Hawaiians answer blood calls. 4th carrier accident since 1966; Enterprise training off Hawaii prior to 3rd Vietnam tour.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

(Studio) Navy estimate damage $150 million.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Brannigan, Bill;
Reynolds, Frank

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