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Tenerife Plane Crash #251142

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 1977
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(Studio) Report on collision of 2 jet airliners on runway of airport on Canary Island of Tenerife, off Morocco coast. 1 plane was KLM Royal Dutch charter from Amsterdam, Netherlands; the other, a Pan American flight from Los Angeles to New York City to Canary Island Conflicting reports with regard to death toll, but at least 249 dead and possibly 563. United States prepares to send investigative team to island.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) 7 members of National Transport. Safety Board prepares to go to assist Spanish authorities; United States involved because Pan American is American flag-carrier and both jets were US-made. So far, Pentagon not asked to help, but says mil. standing by for medical and transport aid if needed. State Department team began assembling in Europe right after accident to help in shipping of US bodies and evacuation of survivors.
REPORTER: Jim McManus

(Studio) Jets were diverted to Tenerife from Las Palmas because bomb had wrecked shop there earlier.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Reporter(s):
Dean, Morton;
McManus, Jim
Duration:
00:02:10

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