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Plane Crashes #217799

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 07, 1971
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(Studio) 2 plane crashes in United States within 24 hrs.; 49 passengers killed when Air West In plane collides with marine fighter plane near Los Angeles, California; 28 killed in Allegheny Airlines plane crash in New Haven, Connecticut.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Haven, Connecticut) Witnesses report plane came in low in fog; hit power line, unoccupied beach hses.; co-pilot, 2 passengers survive. [Lewis BYKOWSKI - tell of trying to help survivors.]
REPORTER: William Higley

(Studio) Terrain, weather hamper California crash rescue operations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Duarte, California) Planes tumble into mountainous canyon after collision; fog delays rescue; jet fighter radio operator only survivor. [Firefighter Bud SHERBUNA - tells of seeing 9 bodies.] Cause of collision not determined.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Cronkite, Walter;
Higley, William;
Kurtis, Bill

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