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US-China Relations / Plane Collision / Submarine-Fishing Boat Collision #438859

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2001
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's defense of the United States plane's role in the collision with the Chinese fighter jet featured; Navy file footage shown of Chinese fighter jets flying close to US surveillance planes. [RUMSFELD - shows the Navy tape; says the facts should be set out; insists the Chinese are "accessing" the United States plane.] Statistics cited on the intercepts of United States planes by Chinese jets.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer; Pearl Harbor: Martin Savidge) The second and final day of questioning of the plane's crew on Hawaii before they go back to Whidbey Island, WA, and the recommendation from the three admirals in the court of inquiry into the collision of the USS Greeneville with a Japanese fishing boat discussed.

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Preparations on Whidbey Island for the homecoming for the United States plane's crew noted.

Blitzer, Wolf;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Savidge, Martin

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