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Oil Rig Capsizes / Texas #487904

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1976
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(Studio) Oil rig overturns in storm off coast of Texas. 1 of 2 lifeboats capsizes and drowns 13.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Texas) No trace of oil rig today. Survivors picked up by oil company crew boats. Aircraft carrier, "Lexington" arrives. [Survivor Ellis WHITT - describes sinking of other lifeboat and lack of panic.] Bodies of 13 brought to Corpus Christi Naval Air Stn. Incident to be investigated.
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

()S Lifeboats cost $65,000 each They were tested in all ways except what happens when lifeboat flips upside down.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Lord, Arthur

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