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Minneapolis, Minnesota / Drunk Flying Trial #334070

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 31, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Minneapolis: Frank Currier) Minneapolis, Minnesota, trial of three former Northwest Airlines pilots reported; details given of charges against Captain Norman Prouse, co-pilot Robert Kirchner and flight engineer Joseph Balzer of drunkenness on May 8 Flight 650 from Fargo, North Dakota; scenes shown from outside courthouse. [On May 1, PROUSE, on March 14, North Dakota attorney general Nicholas SPAETH - comment.] Federal Aviation Administration "bottle-to-throttle" rule mentioned. [On March 29, defense attorney William MAUZY - defends Kirchner.] [On March 16, Northwest Airlines Alan MUNCASTER - comments on firing pilots.] Recent studies on drunk flying outlined on screen. [Northwest Airlines Douglas MILLER - comments.] (Artist: Marcia Danits)

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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