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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.
REPORTER: Nancy Herr (WABC-TV)
- Reasoner, Harry;
- Herr, Nancy
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