ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1975
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(Studio) Investigation conts. in Eastern flight 66 crash near Kennedy airport in NYC.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Disagreement shaping up between federal agencies over who's responsible for what in bad weather. 2 years ago after plane crash in Saint Louis, Missouri, storm, National Transp. Safety Bd. recommended Federal Aviation Administration change airport procedure; specifics given; photograph of Saint Louis crash shown. Federal Aviation Administration rejects recommendations. Experts confirm flight 66 caught in powerful downdraft from storm.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
(Studio) Professional Air Traffic Controller's Organization (PATCO) files suit against Federal Aviation Administration and United States Civil Service Cmsn.; suit filed before flight 66 crash; suit charges unsafe equipment and operating conditions exist at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Chicago, Illinois) Air traffic controllers responsible for each plane landing and taking off at world's busiest airport, O'Hare. [PATCO Dave RAMBEAU - says there are too many planes at O'Hare; work loads must be reduced.] Federal Aviation Administration refuses comment. Air traffic control system doesn't always work; film of one O'Hare plane crash shown.
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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