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Nimitz / Plane Crash #277351

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) Crash of plane attempting landing on USS Nimitz reported; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Norfolk, Virginia) Circumstances surrounding accident examined; films, photos shown. [LT. Jerry DONOHOE - describes scene.] Grounding of aircraft, incl. type that crashed, recalled last year following several crashes around the world; possible cause of accident considered.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) Marine helicopters involved in unsuccessful effort to rescue US hostages in Iran recalled launched from Nimitz.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Pappas, Ike;
Rather, Dan

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