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Eastern Airlines Incident / Follow-Up #290322

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1983
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(Studio) May 5th incident involving Eastern Airlines jet's loss of power over Atlantic Ocean due to maintenance error recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) National Trans. Safety Bd. hearing in which Eastern acknowledges similar incidents in past examined. [NTSB spokesperson James BURNETT - reads Eastern memo. with regard to several such incidents.] Basis of maintenance problem explained. [Eastern mechanic James SUNBURY - acknowledges mechanics are responsible for checking parts.] [MECHANIC - blames poor lighting for error.] [Maintenance supervisor J.J. PACHECO - notes inability to determine if mechanics read bulletins.] Role of poor administrative procedures in situation noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gomez

Gomez, Charles;
Rather, Dan

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