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Washington, DC-10 Grounding #264844

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1979
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(Studio) Continuing efforts to determine possibility of basic design flaw in DC-10 noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) Problems of rescheduling passengers by airlines examined; situation at Western given as example Efforts by American, United and Northwest outlined; specific problems presented to Continental and National due to large numbers of DC-10s in their fleets stated. PSA airlines mentioned. [Continental spokesperson Bob MOORE - comments.] Record number of passengers at Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) said due to their not owning DC-10s. [TWA AGENT - announces airlines ability to continue operating as normal.] Response to TWA by other airlines cited.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) May 25 crash near Chicago, resulting in DC-10 grounding, recalled; release of tapes recording final moments of flight today reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) FAA-released control tower tapes played, transcribed on screen.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Roth, Richard

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