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Airline Safety #294025

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Edwards AFB, California) Preparations for test crash of passenger plane in effort to improve fire safety standards on such craft examined; films shown. [Crash survivor Richard SINNETT - describes 1977 Tenerife collision.] That on-ground collision of two passenger planes recalled worst in aviation history; fuel factor contributing to fire risk in plane crashes and hopes for experimental fuel additive explained. Test film shown. [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson John REED - describes additive's chemical effect on jet fuel.] [Test pilot Fitz FULTON - explains purpose of test crash.] Details of planned crash test discussed.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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