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Peru / Missionary Plane Shot Down / Investigation #397786

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The investigation into the shooting down in Peru of an American missionary plane in which missionary Veronica Bowers and her daughter Charity were killed featured; details given of the involvement of the United States in the drug war in Peru. [Association of Baptists for World Evangelism Reverend E.C. HASKELL - says the plane was clearly identified.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Byron Pitts) The missionary work of the Bowers family examined; details given of the return of missionary Jim Bowers, son Cory, and pilot Kevin Donaldson to the US; amateur video shown of the Bowers family in Peru. [Veronica BOWERS (in Spanish) - teaches children; talks about looking out for her family's health and safety.] [Victim's mother Gloria LUTTIG - says she knows her daughter is in Heaven.] [Voice of DONALDSON - says the Lord landed the damaged plane.] [Victim's father John LUTTIG - says his daughter was serving the Lord.]

Martin, David;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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