ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1975
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(Studio) International Federation of Airline Pilots charges airport operations in Los Angeles, Anchorage and 9 other cities around world critically deficient. In ABC closeup last December, Jules Bergman documented problems of landing at Los Angeles airport.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Los Angeles, California) From midnight to 6 a.m., planes required to approach airport from out over ocean. Approach dangerous because of lights and depth perception. In January 16, 1974, plane damaged during landing because of dangerous approach. [Airline Pilots Association Ray LARR - says landing and approach most difficult part of flying plane. No one in Federal Aviation Administration believes over-water approach as safe as land approach. [Federal Aviation Administration Arvin BASNIGHT - says aviation's acceptance in community must be considered when planning approaches.] [Vice president International Federal of Airline Pilots Captain Ray GERBER - says there have been several unnecessary accidents at Los Angeles airport.]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(Studio) ABC learns nation's airline pilots petitioning national transportation safety bd. for hearing on hazards of Los Angeles airport.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
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