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Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas / Plane Crash #322988

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 31, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Delta jet reported bursting into flames prior to takeoff; details given, scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Dallas, Texas: Bob McNamara) [Crash survivor Michelle CHRISTENSEN - comments on ordeal.] Scenes shown from wreckage at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. [Eyewitness Robert ROBERTS and survivors Penn WAUGH, Peter WRIGHT, CHRISTENSEN - describe scene.] Flight 1141 reported bound for Salt Lake City, UT. [Noni SELVAGE - talks to husband/passenger on phone.] Photo shown indicating area from which passengers escaped burning wreckage; details given.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Dallas, Texas: Peter Van Sant) [Passenger Norman NEWCITY - comments on crash.] Crash illustration; eyewitnesses quoted. [Ex-National Trans. Safety Bd. spokesperson Rudy KAPUSTIN - comments on engine problems.] Delta 727 engines discussed. [National Trans. Safety Association spokesperson Wayne WILLIAMS - comments on engines.] [SURVIVOR - comments on smoke in plane.] [Aviation safety expert John NANCE and Senator Howard METZENBAUM - comment on safety precautions.] NTSB investigators noted interviewing flight crew.

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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