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San Diego Plane Collision #255150

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 02, 1978
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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration release of tapes between doomed Pacific Southwest Airlines pilot and control tower, in collision of jet and small plane in San Diego, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Details about information on tapes given; audio tapes played. Simulation shown. Transcripts of conversations between tower and PSA flight and tower and Cessna shown on screen. San Diego's Lindbergh Field and Pacific Southwest Airlines pilot, James McFeron, mentioned. Receipt of conflict alert signal by radar traffic control facility near Lindbergh, prior to collision, and failure to relay information to planes noted; Federal Aviation Administration reason for this failure stated. Federal Aviation Administration simulation of conflict alert signal demonstrated.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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