NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Govt. holds hearings on air collisions.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Near Indianapolis, IN) Scene of September 9 collision shown. 82 killed. Since introduction of passenger jets 11 years ago, 700 killed in mid-air collisions
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
(DC) National Transportation Safety Bd. holds hearings. [Senator Vance HARTKE - says IN accident will be repeated if action not taken.] [National Pilots Association William OTTLEY - says record shows greatest exposure to mid-air collision is General Aviation aircraft.] [Airline Pilots Association Robert PATTERSON - says eyes of crew member only collision avoidance system.] [Pilot Spokesperson Ted MACEACHEN - says dangerous below 10,000 ft.] [General Aviation Spokesperson Victor KAYNE - says AOPA known more for resistance to unduly restrictive rules than its contribution to aviation safety. If Federal Aviation Administration had acted on our recommendations, many would be alive today.] [Airlines Spokesperson Clifton Von KANN - says not trying to squeeze others out of sky.] [Air Traffic Control Association George KRISKE - says air space can't be limited to any class of user.] [Bus. Aircraft Association Frederick McINTOSH - says pilots need more role in operation of ATC system. Aviation industry should have greater role in policing under Federal Aviation Administration monitorship its own training and activities.] [Trade Assn Frank SMITH - says flying not so dangerous. It's propaganda, and it has hurt airline business] Each group feels its approach is best.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski
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