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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 18, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The shakeup at Federal Aviation Administration due to their gross mishandling of the ValuJet plane crash debacle examined. [Federal Aviation Administration administrator David HINSON - announces the scapegoat: associate administrator Anthony Broderick.] Top regulators' failure to ground ValuJet weeks before the crash when internal Federal Aviation Administration memos raised serious safety questions noted. [After previously claiming ValuJet was safe, Secretary of Transportation Federico PENA - supports the decision to ground ValuJet.] [Aviation consultant Michael BOYD - says the Federal Aviation Administration administrator and the Transportation Secretary should be removed from office.] [ValuJet president Lewis JORDAN - defends his airline; says the staff has been laid off.]

Orr, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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