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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Atlanta, Georgia) Safety of commuter airlines in light of recent crashes involving defective Brazilian-made planes examined; Federal Aviation Administration grounding of American Central Airlines cited as example [ACA spokesperson Terry HUDIK - supports Federal Aviation Administration decision.] Recent crash of PBA plane, also recently grounded for safety violations, recalled; other commuter airline crashes reviewed. Criticism of FAA's role in commuter airline safety noted. [Aviation Safety Institution spokesperson John GALIPAULT - claims Federal Aviation Administration doesn't have adequate inspection personnel.] [Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. ENGEN - responds.] 1977 internal Federal Aviation Administration memo foreseeing commuter airline safety problems following deregulation quoted on screen. [Former PBA pilot Carlo GIAMETTI - recalls being fired for rpting. safety violations.] Emergency inspections of all Brazilian-made planes such as that involved in last week's crash explained.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant
- Rather, Dan;
- Van Sant, Peter
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