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Air Force Jet Crash #254156

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 15, 1977
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(Studio) Air Force jet crashes into mount near Albuquerque, NM. 20 on board killed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Plane rptdly. crashes near secret munitions storage area in Monzano Mts., near Kirtland AFB. Air Force film shown. Nuclear weapons thought stored near Kirtland. Munitions not endangered by crash. Plane that crashed was EC-135N. [Air Force spokesperson Captain Ben ORREL - speaks of crash.] Air traffic controllers had warned pilot he was too low; no response from pilot.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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