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Dallas / Delta Crash Follow-Up #305628

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 03, 1985
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(Studio) Death toll so far from yesterday's Delta Airlines crash at Dallas, Texas, reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Dallas, Texas) Beginning investigation of Delta flight 191 crash examined; details illustrated. [Jerry FENSKE - describes futile rescue attempt.] [Survivors Jay SLUSHER, Christopher MEIER - recall crash.] [Family MBR. - attacks photographer.]
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Dallas, Texas) Possibility wind shear was responsible for crash discussed; films shown. [Survivor Gilbert GREEN - describes weather immediately prior to crash.] [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson Patricia GOLDMAN - explains wind shear's suddenness.] [Air safety expert John GALIPAULT - feels most wind shear warning devices are inadequate; explains.] July 1982 Pan Am crash in New Orleans recalled thought due to wind shear. [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson Patrick BURSLEY - suspects wind shear phenomenon was responsible here.] Experimental Doppler radar system designed to predict wind shears examined. [National Center for Atmospheric Research spokesperson Dr. Robert SARAFIN - feels Doppler radar should be installed at airports.]
REPORTER: Peter Van Sant

Van Sant, Peter;
Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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