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Jet Crash / California #440799

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 22, 1968
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(Studio) Japanese jet falls short of runway and lands in San Francisco bay. All 107 aboard unhurt.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(San Francisco, California) Heavy fog when pilot landed. Jet shown in bay. Passengers taken to shore in life rafts and boats. No panic reported All taken to Coyote Part Yacht Club. [PASSENGER - describes landing. Were told we wouldn't sink.] [2nd PASSENGER - says good thing no 1 was smoking because oxygen broke up at the same time. No warning.] [3rd PASSENGER - says real miracle is only landing in 8 foot of water. Passengers handled selves well and crew did good job.] 1st completely successful ditching of jet-liner.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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