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(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. Engen's defense of nation's air traffic system outlined, quoted.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Safety problems posed by near misses examined; details given, scenes shown. Last year's midair collisions reviewed. [Representative Guy MOLINARI - considers situation a crisis.] Near misses since 1984 graphed on screen. [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson Henry DUFFY - blames insufficient air traffic controller force.] Untied Airlines vice president Lloyd Berry's warning to pilots about situation quoted on screen. [FAA admin. Don. ENGEN - considers industry safe; dismisses seriousness of near misses.] [Passenger Keith HUMPHREY - describes his experience.] [1986, voices of PILOTS - describe near misses; remarks transcribed on screen.] No. reported near misses in Los Angeles area this year mentioned. [Controller Anthony SKIRLICK - equates Los Angeles center with combat.] No. controllers testing positive for substance abuse under Federal Aviation Administration program noted.
- Rather, Dan;
- Van Sant, Peter
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