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Air Safety / Pilot Error #317288

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 26, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Growing concern over indications of incr. instances of pilot error and implication for air safety examined; scenes shown. [June 30, Delta PASSENGERS - react to near disaster caused by pilot.] Possibility Detroit's Northwest crash was due to pilot error cited. [Aviation safety advocate John NANCE - believes pilots' performance is being adversely affected by job pressures; explains.] [CAPT. - claims crews aren't paying attention to job.] [Dr. Martin MOORE-EDE - describes instance in which entire crew fell asleep and overshot their destination.] Airline industry's lowering of hiring standards noted; Federal Aviation Administration administration's meeting with ind.'s chief pilots tomorrow cited.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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