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Croatia / Air Force Plane Crash / Brown's Death #369189

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.

Martin, David;
Phillips, Mark;
Rather, Dan

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