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Detroit / Flight 255 Follow-Up #317103

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Romulus, Michigan: Richard Roth) Findings so far in continued investigation of recent Detroit, Michigan, crash of Northwest flight 255 examined; details given, scenes shown. Condition of sole survivor Cecilia Chichan noted. [David CICHAN - describes identification relative.] [Dr. John GIRARDOT - thinks Cichan's mother was possibly cradling her at time of impact.] [Anthony CICHAN - believes granddaughter's mother saved Cecilia.] [Med. examiner's spokesperson Marc HULET - notes conditions of bodies.]

(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Frank Currier) Northwest's increase problems, both mechanical and labor, said occurring prior to its merger with Republic and incr. since; details given, scenes shown. Dates on which Detroit plane experienced engine trouble prior to crash listed on screen, explained. No. Northwest flights involving same plane cancelled last month due to maintenance problems noted. Northwest mentioned ranking only behind Continental for most consumer complaints. [International Association of Mechanics spokesperson Guy COOK - comments on airline's ongoing labor unrest.]

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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