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Washington, DC-10 Controversy / Cong. Committee Inquiry #30704

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 26, 1974
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(Studio) Investigators blame faulty rear cargo door for Turkish DC-10 airliner crash on March 3 near Paris. Congress begins investigating safety of DC-10.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Support plate never added to cargo door as safety modification. Senator aviation subcommittee probes DC-10s. Federal Aviation Administration officials declare gentleman's agreement between former Federal Aviation Administration administration John Shaffer and former Douglas Aircraft president Jackson McGaw resulted in voluntary rather than mandatory safety changes for DC-10s. [Federal Aviation Administration administration Alexander BUTTERFIELD - explains agreement between Federal Aviation Administration and Douglas Aircraft.] [SHAFFER - admits making agreement with McGaw. Insists airplane flies safely without support plate on cargo door.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Reasoner, Harry

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