CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 04, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Dubrovnik, Croatia: Mark Phillips) The recovery of the bodies of Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 32 others who died in the crash of an Air Force plane into a Croatian mountainside featured; scenes shown from the crash site. [US ambassador to Croatia Peter GALBRAITH - says the plane was clearly off course.]
(Pentagon: David Martin) The investigation into the plane crash featured; animated simulation of what likely happened in the crash near the Dubrovnik airport shown. [Air Force Colonel Harry KINGSBERY, Chiefs of Staff Lieutenant General Howell ESTES - talk about the instruments of the plane that were used and say crosswinds is a possible factor.] The absence of flight data and voice recorders on the plane noted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) President Clinton's ordering of United States flags at half-mast in a sign of mourning until next Wednesday reported; scenes shown of the president and First Lady Hillary Clinton outside a special memorial service for the victims. [CLINTON - comments.] The death of New York Times reporter Nathaniel Nash noted. Names of the crash victims listed on screen juxtaposed to the National Cathedral's tolling of the bells for each victim.