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Continental Airlines / Investigation #302243

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 08, 1985
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(Studio) Today's incident at Newark, New Jersey, airport involving Continental Airlines plane reported under investigation; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Federal Aviation Administration photos of damage sustained today by Continental flight 461 shown, discussed. Airline's dismissal of importance of incident and potential for disaster inherent in situation discussed. January 17th incident involving another Continental flight reviewed. [Passenger Dean SHEPARD - describes snow on wing; impact.] Possibility that plane hit dike rather than scraping runway considered. National Trans. Safety Bd. inspecting damaged dike today. [Air line pilots Association spokesperson Jim LOWRY - thinks passengers nearly died; claims competent crew would have made emergency landing to inspect damage.] Air Line Pilots Association noted in wage dispute with Continental. [Continental spokesperson Clark ONSTEAD - defs. pilot's decision.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob

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