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Washington, DC-10 Grounding #264121

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 30, 1979
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(Studio) Resumption of flights by grounded DC-10s after mandatory inspection reported Investigation of Friday's disaster said revealing questions re: DC-10 over past 5 years
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(D ) Federal Aviation Administration said recing. accts. of engine mount problems on DC-10 since 1974; details given. Federal Aviation Administration computer printout of engine mount and related problems on DC-10 examined. - Background on safety controversy of DC-10 since McDonnell Douglas introduced plane in 1971 outlined; details given. Specific DC-10 accidents recalled; films shown. ["Destination Disaster" coauthor Paul EDDY - discusses DC-10.] Response to criticism of plane by FAA, National Tans. Safety Bd. and McDonnell Douglas cited. [Captain Neal DYER - comments on DC-10.] Upcoming congress investigation with regard to government certification of DC-10 8 years ago reported.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Inspection procedure outlined; film shown. FAA requirements with regard to continued inspections of DC-10s stated.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Roth, Richard

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