CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 13, 1985
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(Studio) Total dead from yesterday's crash of Arrow Air charter plane carrying members of 101st Airborne division in Gander, Newfoundland, reported; status of continued investigation noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Gander, Newfoundland) Findings so far examined; scenes shown. [sergeant Roger TINKAM - claims all bodies have not been recovered.] Focus of autopsies explained. [Research ofr. Bernard CAIGER - cites difficulties in obtaining information from plane's flight recorder.] [Canadian aviation board spokesperson Tom HINTON - notes lack of information from initial examination.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker
(Atlanta, Georgia) Possible causes of crash discussed; scenes shown. [Aviation expert Arthur WOLK - explains danger of icing.] Allegations of poor safety standards and maintenance procedures by former Arrow Air employees noted. [Former pilot James COURT - explains resigning due to airline's lack of sufficient safety standards.] [Mechanic Randy STIRM - recalls poor maintenance of plane that crashed.] Reaction of Arrow Air to employees' allegations outlined. Tom Ritzentaylor's experience aboard an Arrow Air flight detailed. [RITZENTAYLOR - describes incident.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Zandt
(Studio) Pentagon said approving Army's request not to use private airlines to fly home remaining 101st Airborne troops from Sinai; details given. President and Nancy Reagan reported attending memorial service at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, next Monday
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Fort Campbell, Kentucky) Reaction of families to disaster featured; scenes shown. [sergeant Walker HOLMES - note Army's need to continue with routine.] [Janice SCHREMP, Frank LONG, Nellie Mae COX - react to their losses.] [PEOPLE - comment on community's sense of loss.] [Andrea NUNEZ - reacts to learning brother Louis Grolen wasn't on plane, as originally believed.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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