CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1976
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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration has new radar device to warn incoming planes with regard to low altitudes and obstructions near airport; is now in operation at Los Angeles airport and Dulles Airport.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Dulles Airport, Virginia) Eastern Air Lines plane crash into Florida Everglades in 1972 noted. (Film of crash site, December 29, 1972, shown.) Reporter notes procedure of equipment to within 50 mile of airport. (Federal Aviation Administration simulation shown.) Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) plane crash in December, 1974, when plane crashed into Weather Mt. in Virginia, 20 mile from Dulles noted. [Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control chief Frank CUNNINGHAM - says in case like Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) crash, new equipment could prevent such situation.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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