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Mideast / Israel, Libya #468854

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 23, 1973
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(Studio) Israel says flight recorder recovered from Libyan passenger plane shot down by Israeli fighters indicates plane's pilot believed plane to be over Egypt and fighters to be Egyptian. Earlier Israel insisted pilot aware of his location and deliberately tried to evade Israeli fighters. At Suez Canal Israel returns 100 bodies of those who died in crash.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Qantara, Suez Canal) More than half charred bodies not identifiable. Bodies transferred from Israeli to Egyptian side of Suez Canal.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) 3 passengers aboard Libyan plane not Arab. 2 were German and 1 was American Wladslaw Borysoglebski. Egyptian President Sadat meets with senior military aides. about Israeli problem. In Washington, DC Egyptian adviser Hafez Ismail visits with Nixon and Secretary of State Rogers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(White House) Ismail says Egyptian position flexible. Nixon says wants to improve Mideast situation. [ISMAIL - says feels United States wants to promote normal relations in Mideast.] Ismail's visit, combined with Jordanian King Hussein's visit and next week's visit Israeli Prime Min. Golda Meir, likely to produce new round Mideast negotiations.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) So far Egyptian President Sadat and Libyan leader Colonel Kadhafi have not denounced incident.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Valeriani, Richard

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