CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Gulkana, AK) Concern over AK's increase number plane crashes examined; scenes shown. No. crashes and death toll so far this year cited as example [MAN - comments.] Recent air taxi crash cited as example National Trans. Safety Bd. said blaming pilot error for majority of Alaska crashes. [PILOT - blames air taxi operators; explains.] [Rust's Flying Service spokesperson Hank RUST - blames careless pilots.] NTSB's criticism of Federal Aviation Administration in Alaska outlined. [NTSB investigator James MICHELANGELO - would like FAA's Washington, DC headquarters to conduct full audit of Alaska regional ofcs.] [Federal Aviation Administration public affairs spokesperson Paul STEUCKE - responds.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner