NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 25, 1974
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(Studio) 3 weeks ago, Turkish DC-10 airliner crashed, killing all 346 passengers. Crash attributed to faulty safety features on cargo door. Builder of DC-10, McDonnell Douglas, sued by survivors of victims.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Long Beach, California) Federal Aviation Administration and McDonnell Douglas requested safety modifications be made on cargo doors after near disaster occurred on DC-10 in 1972. [Douglas Aircraft president John BRIZENDINE - reveals safety modifications made on Turkish DC-10 except for one small part.] Film shows cargo door latching. National Transportation Safety Bd. insists more changes needed for door to close properly. Tomorrow, House and Senator cmtes. begin investigating DC-10 cargo door problems.
REPORTER: Roy Neal (McDonnell Douglas film shown)