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Concorde Court Battle #43394

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1976
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(Studio) Environmentalists argue against Concorde supersonic transport before United States Court of Appeals.

(DC) Concorde supersonic transport shown. Attys. ask court to overturn Transportation Secretary William Coleman's decision to allow Concorde trial period. Environmental Defense Fund attorney says supersonic transport not certified as safe by Federal Aviation Administration and notes documents citing planes' potential for in-flight explosions. Govt. attorney says Coleman didn't know of document but says the Concorde is safe. [EDF attorney John HELLEGERS - notes safety hazards of plane.] [Transportation Department attorney John ELY - discounts document.] Court rules in favor of Coleman's decision. Concorde to land at Dulles Airport Monday
REPORTER: Bill Matney Artist: Freda Reiter

Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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