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Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash / British Politics / Victims #319487

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 24, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Lockerbie, Scotland: Anthony Mason) Continue investigation into cause of plane crash in Lockerbie featured; details given of search for bodies scattered in and around Lockerbie; scenes shown. [Lockerbie police department chief constable John BOYD - comments on ongoing search.] Arrival of victims' families noted. [Joe MORGAN - says family members came to help iden. victims.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(London, England: Allen Pizzey) Pol. controversy in Great Britain over handling of crash reported; details given of government awareness of threat against plane. [Transportation minister Michael PORTILLO - explains airport procedures.] [Opposition transportation spokesperson John PRESCOTT - accuses government of dereliction of duty.] Departure of transportation chief for vacation noted. [In her annual Christmas message, voice of Queen ELIZ. - offers comfort.] Scenes shown from Lockerbie.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report that CIA chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was on plane noted; scenes shown from Battle Creek, Michigan, church service for flight victim Pamela Herbert. Incident in which Pan Am informed father of David O'Connor that his son had died, when, in fact, the victim's name was Dan. O'Connor reported

Mason, Anthony;
Pizzey, Allen;
Schieffer, Bob

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