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PBA / Safety Questions #299969

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 23, 1985
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(Studio) Provincetown-Boston Airline (PBA) recalled crashing recently following resumption of service after Federal Aviation Administration suspended its license.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Federal Aviation Administration reported suspending 2 pilots for unsafe flying of PBA plane last month; details given. [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Jack BARKER - notes pilots endangered others while operating craft carelessly.] Crashes and other safety violations uncovered by Federal Aviation Administration of PBA reviewed; PBA employees rpting. safety violations to government said later receive death threats PBA supervisor quoted on screen regarding alleged drug problem of crew. [Former EMPLOYEE - accuses pilots of flying while drunk or abusing drugs.] [Representative Guy MOLINARI - notes reports of pilot drug use.] [Former EMPLOYEE - describes effect of valium on pilots.] Claims of some employees that pilots use PBA planes for drug shipments as well as drug use on the job by maintenance and ground crews. PBA chairperson Edwin Butzell's response quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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