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California / Plane Collision Aftermath #311974

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 01, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Contd. effort to determine death toll from yesterday's collision of private plane with Aeromexico jetliner over Cerritos, California, noted; scenes, photos shown.

(Cerritos, California: David Dow) Neighborhood's continued reaction to disaster featured; scenes shown. [Firefighter Gordon PEARSON - describes extent of devastation.] [Jeff McILLWAIN - assumes mother's dead.] [Edward and Alice REAL - react to their survival.] [Sue NELSON - describes continued emotional strain.]

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Apparent circumstances of collision reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson John LAUBER - explains immediate focus of investigation.] South California's air congestion described. [Aviation Safety Institution spokesperson John GALIPAULT - cites lack of air traffic control in region.] [Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesperson John BAKER - defs. small planes.] [Flight engineer Eric DITTMAN - cites flying risks.]

Dow, David;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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