CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 19, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(Detroit, Michigan: Gary Reaves) Contd. investigation of Northwest flight 255's recent crash here examined; details given, scenes shown. [National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson John LAUBER - cites need to determine sequence of events.] Possible combination of factors causing crash explained, illustrated. [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson John O'BRIEN, airline safety expert C.O. MILLER - consider possible weather-related factors.] [Airline safety advocate John NANCE - thinks final cause(s) will not be determined soon.] Inability of medical examiner to determine actual death toll due to conditions of bodies noted. [Vol. firefighter Don KISH - cites emotional strain on rescuers of such disaster.] Condition of sole survivor Cecilia Cichan reported