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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration reported ordering inspections of all DC-9s similar to Air Canada jet which lost portion of tail over Atlantic Monday; similar cracks said found in 2 more Air Canada planes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Reasons for Federal Aviation Administration not grounding DC-9s noted; details of inspections outlined; diagrams shown. Eastern, with largest number of DC-9s, reported finding 1 crack during inspections. [Eastern maintenance vice president Frederick LIND - comments.] [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Craig BEARD - says McDonnell Douglas is not responsible.] Extent of real and potential damage on Air Canada plane considered.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Roth, Richard
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