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Newfoundland / Military Plane Crash #301252

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1985
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(Studio) Crash of Arrow Air chartered United States military flight in Newfoundland reported; accident said making 1985 worst year in aviation history.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Gander, Newfoundland) Details of crash examined; death toll noted. Scenes shown. [Bruce REED - describes scene.] [Judy PARSONS - recalls crash.] Flight noted en route to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from tour of duty in Sinai; details illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

(Fort Campbell, Kentucky) Reaction here to disaster featured; scenes shown. [Tina RARR - recalls last telephone call from husband.] [WOMAN - comments.] [Major General Burton PATRICK - anticipates lasting impact on division]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) Pentagon said not suspecting sabotage; Islamic Jihad reported claiming responsibility. Plane's history outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Federal Aviation Administration noted to have cited Arrow Air charter airline for several safety violations in the past. [Arrow spokesperson Robin MATTEL - defs. safety record.] [Aviation safety analyst John GALIPAULT - describes Arrow's history of safety discrepancies.] Federal Aviation Administration findings against Arrow last year outlined on screen, discussed. [GALIPAULT - notes Arrow Air's poor reputation within air industry] [Aviation attorney Arthur WOLK - claims Federal Aviation Administration is unable to adequately monitor safety standards.] 1985 commercial aviation disasters reviewed in detail.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Role of United States troops in Sinai as peacekeeping force between Israel and Egypt examined; scenes shown. [PEOPLE - react to crash.] [1983, US TROOPS - explain role in Sinai.] [Mideast expert Robert HUNTER - notes cruel irony in crash.]
REPORTER: David Martin

Hall, Bruce;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill;
Van Sant, Peter

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