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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration said expected to order inspections of Pratt and Whitney airplane engines similar to that involved in last week's aviation disaster in Manchester, England; mandatory British inspections noted underway.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(London, England) Inspection findings so far and effect on air travel here examined; scenes shown. Possible source of defect in Pratt and Whitney engines discussed. [Britannia Airways spokesperson John WEEDON - anticipates widening problem as other engines age.]
REPORTER: Tom Fenton
(Atlanta, Georgia) Extent of Pratt and Whitney engines in United States airlines and implications for fleets of 727s, DC-9s and 737s considered; scenes shown. [Aviation Consumer Action Project spokesperson Christopher WITKOWSKI - feels airlines should inspect engines immediately.] Focus of United States inspections explained. [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson John O'BRIEN - compares results of United States and British inspections schedules.] Anticipated impact on foreign carriers flying into United States mentioned.
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant
- Fenton, Tom;
- Van Sant, Peter;
- Schieffer, Bob
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