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Air Crash / Controversy #447392

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) Could small plane that hit Allegheny jet be seen on radar? Controller James Knecht says he complained of poor radar 2 years ago. He's been put off radar work and answers the phone.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(London, IN) Knecht charges faulty radar with disaster.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Indianapolis, IN) Knecht placed in clerical job by Federal Aviation Administration superiors. [KNECHT - says he can't see planes. Officials know crash could occur. They tell us the equipment is fine, but we know we'll kill people sooner or later. We knew crash would happen.] [Tower Chief Duane JENNINGS - says radar not magic. We miss targets. Commends controllers. Can't condemn system due to 1 incident.]
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Huntley, Chet;
Trotta, Liz

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