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Orlando Plane Crash #463342

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1972
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(Studio) Air Force B-52 bomber crashes in Orlando, Florida, killing all 7 aboard, and injuring 8 children on ground.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Orlando, Florida) Plane en route to McCoy Air Force Base near Orlando radioed for emergency landing due to fire on board, but crashed in residential neighborhood, unable to make base. 8 homes destroyed or damaged by fire. [Mrs. John RAPPEL - describes crash.]
REPORTER: Arch Deal (WFLA-TV Tampa, Florida)

(Studio) Air Force says plane was not carrying nuclear weapons.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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