CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) United Airlines flight 811 reported making emergency landing after fuselage tore shortly after take off; details given. Reports introd.
(Honolulu, Hawaii: Jerry Bowen) No. of people killed during incident involving Boeing 747 noted; scenes shown. [Passengers Shelly PEREL, Diane GARBER - describe incident.] Pilot and crew members quoted with regard to engine failures after fuselage tore. [Passenger Martin BASTOK - describes scene.] Pilot noted landing safely in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(DC: Mark Phillips) Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB reported investigating fuselage accident. Investigators noted asserting that loose cargo door caused accident; illustration shown. [GARBER - describes scene.] [United Airlines spokesperson Lawrence NAGIN - defends plane's safety record.] [Aviation expert Paul TURK - dismisses sabotage theory.] [KOHO Radio general manager Danny OSHITA - recalls receive bomb threat last month from Japanese Red Army mbr.]