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Supreme Court / New York City / Concorde / Manhattan Air #248973

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 17, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court clears way for Concorde to begin flights to NYC; British Airways and Air France say they hope to make 1st test flight Wednesday and begin regular service in 5 weeks
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Concorde has been flying between Washington, DC and Europe for 18 mos., but real goal of British and French is Kennedy International in NYC. Profitable flights between London and Paris and New York City noted. New York-New Jersey Port Authority is holding meeting with regard to matter when word of Court's decision reaches it. Some say Authority wanted Court to make this decision to save pols. and Authority from conflict with those living in airport area. [MAN - announces airlines flight plans.] Port Authority chairperson Alan Sagner calls decision step backward, but appears to concede defeat. [SAGNER - plans to see if other legal steps to bar flights can be taken. Doesn't have anything in mind at moment.] Soon after, Authority meets with airline representatives [British Aircraft Corporation spokesperson Leo SCHEFER - notes that in past, when people have seen and heard plane, they are relieved, because it's not as loud as people expect.] Previous demonstrations by Concorde opponents noted; more likely. [Carol BERMAN - says one doesn't need little bit of cancer or pregnancy to know outcome, and test flights of Concorde not needed. Says plane has flunked test at each airport it's flown to.] Most expect legal battle to be over.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) In another decision affecting NYC, Court upholds lower court decision that city must comply with 1973 plan to clean up air in Manhattan. Details noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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