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Los Angeles / 1986 Near Misses #314753

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 13, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Los Angeles said experiencing more near midair collisions that any other city last year

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Air traffic controller errors for Los Angeles so far this year said running at record levels; details given, scenes shown. [Controller David ALLEC - believes potential for midair collision exists daily.] [November 1986, voices of Eastern Airlines PILOT and CONTROLLER - verbally attack each other; remarks transcribed on screen.] [Representative James OBERSTAR - considers that incident one of controller error.] [Federal Aviation Administration administration Don. ENGEN - believes Palmdale controller center is overworked and understaffed.] [ALLEC - thinks inexperience level is catching up with them.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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