CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1978
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(Studio) Collision of small plane and jet airliner near San Diego, California, in September recalled. Claim of private plane owners of harassment by airport management since then reported Atlanta, Georgia, airport's attempt to ban private planes noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Atlanta, Georgia) Mgt. of Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport desire to exclude all private plane traffic reported; film shown. Role of federal government in funding of airport and position on discrimination against private aircraft noted. Airport's tactic of raising landing fee as means of eliminating small craft stated; details given. [Great Southern Paper Company spokesperson Reid SMITH - thinks it's first step to imposing national restrictions.] Complaint of small airlines with regard to landing fee stated. [S. Eastern Commuter Airlines spokesperson Roy HAGERTY - comments on economy impact of landing fee.] [Commissioner of Aviation George BEARY - comments on federal policies affecting aviation regulations.] Atlanta city council position with regard to wanting to meet Carter's wage guidelines of anti-inflation program contrasted with cost of landing fee noted; figs. cited.
REPORTER: John Sheahan
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