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McDonnell Douglas / Washington, DC-10 Controversy #233547

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1974
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(Studio) Representative Norman Lent announces special House subcommittee investigation of Turkish airliner crash outside Paris, France. Senate committee hearing begins tomorrow. Plane was McDonnell Douglas DC-10.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Aviation experts say faulty safety features on cargo door caused Turkish jet crash. Investigation shows safety modification ordered for particular DC-10 never installed. [President Douglas Aircraft John BRIZENDINE - says records incorrectly indicate safety modifications made on Turkish DC-10 and plane next to it on assembly line.] FAA administrator, Alexander Butterfield, says Federal Aviation Administration suggested safety modifications be made on cargo doors; McDonnell Douglas denies pressuring Federal Aviation Administration into suggested rather than mandatory changes.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Head of National Transportation Safety Bd. says Federal Aviation Administration safety directives for cargo doors don't go far enough. Bd. chairperson John Reed proposes further modifications to FAA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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