CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 1974
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(Studio) Govt. appears ready to take some sort of safety action to stop military and private plane collisions.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Simulation shown of planes colliding. Mil. planes have legal right to practice combat maneuvers on civil airways without contacting FAA's air traffic control. [National Trans. Safety Bd. Jack LIPSCOMB - says military plane not responsible if it collides with private plane; reason given.] Actual crash involved military plane and Robert Axley family's private plane; Axleys all killed. [Grandmother, Mrs. Orell AXLEY - hopes such a crash will never happen to anyone else.] Mrs. Axley now caring for her 1 remaining granddaughter. [Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association J.B. HARTRANFT JR. - states civil airways must be rid of military menace. ] 50 persons died in similar commercial-mil. plane collision June 6, `71, in California. [National Trans. Safety Bd. chairperson John REED - recommends Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Defense work out problem now.]
REPORTER: John Meyer
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