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Air Safety / Boeing 737S / England Crash #323597

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 11, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Crash of Boeing 737 in Kegworth, England, recalled. Both engines noted turned off prior to crash. Report introduced.

(London, England: Tom Fenton) British government reported ordering grounding of all 737s for inspection; pilot Kevin Hunt mentioned, scenes shown. [British Guild of Air Pilots Captain John GUNTRIP - suspects that cockpit alarm system was not working.] [SURVIVORS - remember hearing strange noises from both engines; comment on situation.] Prince Charles shown visiting survivors.

(DC: Mark Phillips) Inspection of Boeing 737s reported in US. [Aviation consultant Paul TURK - comments on mechanical problems.] Boeing spokesperson quoted with regard to testing of warning systems. [Airline safety advocate John NANCE - says warning system should have warned British pilot of engine fires.] Recent engine failures discussed; locations illustration [Aviation Safety Institution president John GALIPAULT - criticizes dependence upon computers.] FAA's response to British aviation suggestions noted.

Fenton, Tom;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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