NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1976
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(Studio) Navy to begin recovery operations for F-14 fighter, which plunged off carrier deck into North Sea north of Scotland on Tuesday
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) (Defense Department film shown.) Accident happened during carrier John F. Kennedy's participation in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) exercises; details noted. USSR cruisers in area, Scapa Flow, Scotland, saw incident and American officers began to think USSR might try to recover F-14, which is thought to be as good or better than Soviet MiG 25. Pentagon tells Seaward International,Incorporated in Falls Church, Virginia to recover plane from 1900 foot of water. Though it will probably be total loss to US, Navy hopes it won't be USSR gain.
REPORTER: John Cochran
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