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Plane Accidents / Georgia / New York City / Missouri #251801

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 05, 1977
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(Studio) 68 die in Southern Airways plane crash in New Hope, Georgia, near Atlanta on Monday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlanta, Georgia) Pilot William McKenzie tried to land on road, but road too narrow. Is thought storm plane passed through caused hail to be ingested into engines and made them lose power. [National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Francis McADAMS- says hail damage and pilot's attempted landing appear correct, but are only speculation at present.] [Survivor Jim PHILLIPS - describes experience.] 8 on ground killed.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Small private plane crashes in Bronx park, 2 mile short of landing at LaGuardia Airport in NYC; 7 dead and 1 survivor most thought to be mbrs. of Guterma family from Somerset, Kentucky. (Film shown.) Air disaster averted when American Airlines flight from Saint Louis to Los Angeles developed engine trouble and pilot brought plane safely back to Saint Louis. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dick, David

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