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Air Safety / Near Collisions #317241

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Question of whether Trans. Department's new regulations affecting small plane traffic at major airports will actually reduce number near midair collisions or increase burden on controllers examined; details given, scenes shown. [Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association spokesperson John BAKER - believes controller and antiquated equipment will be taxed beyond the limit.] [Los Angeles controller Anthony SKIRLICK - claims chances of midair collisions involving private pilots has actually incrd. with Trans. Department order.] [Voices of PILOT and CONTROLLER - discuss landing request.] [Air Traffic Controllers Association spokesperson John THORNTON - notes safety issue of over-worked controllers.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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