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Indiana Plane Crash #249884

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
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(Studio) Report on crash near Evansville, IN, of plane carrying University of Evansville basketball team and several fans.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Evansville, IN) Details of crash given, as well as indications pilot may have immediately recognized trouble and tried to turn back. [Eyewitness Rick NOTTER - describes hearing sputtering engines and seeing crash.] National Trans. Safety Board investigators search for clues to cause; pilot and copilot were refugees from Vietnam and Cuba, respectively. Mourning at school noted. [Student association president Christopher WEAVER - says school wanted to get national recognition for school and team, but is ironic it's in this way.] Film of team in game shown. Background of school's basketball history, built by retired coach Arad McCutcheon, given. [McCUTCHEON - describes feelings.] Remarks of college president Wallace B. Graves quoted.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter

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