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Federal Aviation Administration / Low Altitude Warning System #41636

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 09, 1976
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(Studio) Federal Aviation Administration displays new system to help planes avoid crashes caused by flying too low; is called minimum safe altitude warning.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dulles Airport, Virginia) Reporter notes 1974 crash of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) jet into mount in Virginia, 20 mile from Dulles Airport near DC. At unveiling of new equipment at Dulles, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson asked with regard to crash. [Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control chief Frank CUNNINGHAM - says new equipment could well have prevented crash.] Reporter notes procedure of new equipment, called MSAW. Equipment doesn't relieve pilots of legal responsibility to keep safe altitude; equipment is also being tested at Los Angeles airport.
REPORTER: Joe Templeton

Reasoner, Harry;
Templeton, Joe

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