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Airplane Fires #301806

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 13, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Role of smoke hazard in airplane fires and efforts to improve escape procedures examined; death toll from June 1983 Air Canada fire cited as example [Survivors Randy MORRIS, Lisa ERIC - recall inability to see passenger next to them.] Criticism of Federal Aviation Administration rules imposed after that incident discussed. [Aviation safety expert Wayne WILLIAMS - predicts further fire-related deaths due to failure of FAA-approved equipment.] Demonstration of Federal Aviation Administration lighting strips versus floor lights in smoke-filled cabin shown. [MORRIS and ERIC - feel floor lights are better.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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