CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) The emergency landing of a Navy EP-3 plane in Hainan, China, following a collision with a Chinese fighter jet featured; details given of the interception of the surveillance plane by two Chinese jets, one of which brushed the EP-3. [Pacific fleet commander Admiral Dennis BLAIR - says we do not play "bumper cars" in the air; says Chinese intercepts have become more aggressive; adds we expect cooperation from China.] [Ambassador to China retired Admiral Joseph PREUHER - comments on the plane and crew.]
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