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(Studio) Federal authorities reported trying to track down defective aluminum sheets shipped to 17 aerospace companies, include Boeing, Grumman, Northrop, Douglas, Cessna and Lear Jet.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Details given of defective sheets manufactured by Reynolds Aluminum's McCook, Illinois, plant; said possibility sheets used in space shuttle as well as other military and space vehicles. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) film shown, National Space Admin. official quoted with regard to use of sheets in 747's. Company said assuring lack of danger in use of sheets; possible inspection of 747's reported considered by FAA. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) quoted with regard to possible presence of defective aluminum in fuel tanks of space shuttle; details given. Navy and Air Force noted attempting to trace vehicles constructed with weak metal. Recall said not contemplated.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas
- Mudd, Roger;
- Pappas, Ike
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