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Airplane Safety / Flight Delays / Pilots #313033

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 15, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Pressure upon pilots by airline management reported [Passenger Craig CARLSON - says smoke began coming out from under plane, pilot still took off, this is serious breach in crew mbrs.' judgement.] Congress hearing on air safety covered. Pilots testimony that they were punished for refusing to fly unsafe planes mentioned. [Eastern pilot Don. McCLURE - says he refused to fly an unsafe plane.] [Eastern pilot James SEXTON - says he was told if he caused anymore delays he would be fired.] [Anonymous PILOT - says he has been asked to fly planes whose engines needed to be changed.] Denver, Colorado, Continental Airlines case where repairs still being made at takeoff reviewed. [Eastern Airlines Steve KOLSKI - says allegations untrue.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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