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San Diego / Air Safety #269282

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1980
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(Studio) Improved safety measures for San Diego's Lindbergh Field said still not employed; worst air disaster in aviation history recalled occurring there.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) September 25, 1978, midair collision between Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 and Cessna recalled; photo, films shown. Continued reports of near-misses in same air space examined. [Aviation safety rpting. system spokesperson William REYNARD - comments on number of reports recd.] Pacific Southwest Airlines pilot Dave Sheridan's criticism of lack of safety improvements in region outlined. [SHERIDAN - describes own recent near-miss.] Near-miss between Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and small plane during recent San Diego Chargers game recalled; films shown. [Air traffic controller Bruce TRAVIS - comments.] Lack of restrictions on small planes around airport outlined; efforts by lobbying group to prevent measures being taken to improve safety factor noted. [Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesperson Don DOWNIE - comments.] Commercial airlines said feeling that proposed regulations of Federal Aviation Administration don't go far enough; details given. Federal Aviation Administration said refusing to discuss situation; admin. Langhorne Bond thought making final decision within next few weeks
REPORTER: Gary Sheppard (KFMB-TV newstape)

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:04:00

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