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New York City / Concorde Landing #48513

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) Federal judge rules Concorde supersonic transport can land at NYC's Kennedy International Airport, after mos. of controversy between New York-New Jersey Port Authority and Britain and France.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Decision is based on Constitution, not noise, and supremacy of 2 international aviation treaties over local laws and agencies. (Concorde test flight from DC's Dulles Airport shown.) New York City can't ban planes, according to Judge Milton Pollack's ruling. In London, British secretary for trade and industry tells reporter Bill Blakemore he hopes there won't be appeal. British and French airline officials in New York City note flights could begin in June. [British trade secretary Edmund DELL - notes they'll now have opportunity to show supersonic transport is not beast it's painted to be.] [Coalition to Stop the supersonic transport spokesperson Carol BERMAN - will fight to Supreme Court, if necessary.] Though battle not over, some sense it's ending. [MAN - has gotten used to airport noise.] [WOMAN - will do all she can to stop landings.] [2nd MAN - says supersonic transport should only land where produced or wanted in Europe.]
REPORTER: John Martin

(Studio) Publicity and lobbying funds for supersonic transport spent in United States by France and Britain noted. (Edward Note: Confusion of names in this item apparent among the three networks.)
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Reporter(s):
Martin, John;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:02:30

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