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Plane Crashes / Fuel Tanks #251245

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1977
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(Studio) Most victims of Tenerife plane crash died from fire, not impact. May be way to reduce fire casualties in future.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Fort Eustis, Virginia) (Federal Aviation Administration test film shown.) Army development of crashworthy fuel tank at Fort Eustis, Virginia, noted. (Army test film shown.) Accidental crash of helicopter with new tanks noted. [Sp. 4 William LEE - cites escape and absence of fire due to new tanks and fuel system.] [Army safety consultant Francis McCOURT - says tanks can be used on some commercial planes.] Federal Aviation Administration less optimistic, but tests continue.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike
Duration:
00:02:20

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