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Airplanes / Emergency Exits #295046

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Injuries sustained on November 17 by passengers exiting 747 jet in Honolulu, Hawaii, shown. Injuries to child by broken slide noted. [Kashmyra KANAKANUI - describes child's fall.] [Aviation Safety Institute John GALIPAULT - discusses faulty slides.] FAR tests said showing 1/4 slides are faulty. [National Trans. Safety Bd. Wayne WILLIAMS - notes high incidence of injuries.] Qantas Airlines test of slides cited. Causes of failures listed on screen. [National Trans. Safety Bd. Jim BURNETT - notes faults uncorrected by FAA.] Federal Aviation Administration failure to comment on this report noted. Heavy holiday traffic mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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