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Seaplane Flight #252489

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1977
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(Studio) In year of 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, nostalgic flights are made.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Reporter notes use of seaplanes for oceanic flights in 1930's; were phased out after World War II, except for few. (Film shown.) Seaplane flies into New York City Tuesday en route from Virgin Islands to Ireland. Is owned and flown by Captain Charles Blair, who's accompanied by wife, actress Maureen O'Hara. [O'HARA - notes planes are referred to as females and male crews always fall in love with them.] Plane, "Southern Cross," leaves today for Newfoundland, and en route to Ireland.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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