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Jet Crash / VI #43051

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 1976
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(Studio) American Airlines crash kills 37, hurts 50 and may have hurt VI's tourism.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saint Thomas, VI) Runway is shorter than any in United States used for jet aircraft. Wreckage of jet shown. 3 jets crashed here in 7 years [Eastern Airlines, J.B. MARSH - says no room for mistake at this runway.] Governor Cyril E. King has urged Federal Aviation Administration to extend runway, which would cost $50 million. [Resident, Eugene SCHMIDT - says won't fly on jet.] Federal Aviation Administration must decide if jets cam still land here.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Airline Pilots Association says Virgin Islands airport is 1 of the worst.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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