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Jet Mishap / New York #34762

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 12, 1975
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(Studio) DC-10 jet with 139 aboard caught fire on takeoff from Kennedy Airport. Pilot stopped jet; no 1 hurt.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Passengers were Overseas National Airways workers bound for Saudi Arabia. Flock of birds ingested into engine which caused pilot to abort flight. [Chairperson O.N.A. Steedman HINCKLEY - says engine burst into flame and dropped off; wing on fire.] [Director JFK International Airport medical office Dr. Leon STAR - describes injuries as: smoke inhalation, fractures, dislocations, abrasions and 80 hysterical people.] 20 hurt; especially firemen. Jet destroyed.

Reasoner, Harry;
Herr, Nancy

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