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(Studio) Suspect reported held in fire aboard Air Canada plane en route from Toronto to Bermuda yesterday; details given. June 2nd Air Canada fire recalled.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(DC) National Trans. Safety Bd.'s call for stricter fire safety standards on planes and Federal Aviation Administration rejection of recommendations recalled; new legislature noted proposed following recent Air Canada fire. [Representative Mario BIAGGI - cites no. in-flight lavatory fires this year; explains need for new safety measures.] Focus of critics' major concern noted. [Aviation Consumer Action spokesperson Matthew FINUCANE - cites lack of standards for materials in airlines giving off smoke or toxic gas.] FAA's rationalization for lack of new safety regulations recalled. [Flight Safety Fndn. spokesperson John ENDERS - considers airlines' attitude.] Implications of early cong. hearings on issue considered.
REPORTER: Jayne Miller
- Dean, Morton;
- Miller, Jayne
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