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Tenerife Plane Crash #492875

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 1977
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(Studio) Details noted with regard to findings and reactions to them of Spanish and Dutch authorities with regard to crash of KLM and Pan American jets on Tenerife on Sunday Some of survivors head for United States today on United States Air Force transport plane.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tenerife, Canary Island) Report on investigation with regard to cause, cleanup efforts and evacuation of survivors.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(McGuire AFB, New Jersey) McGuire Air Force Base will be 1st stop for survivors arriving by plane. Doctors from Brooke Army Med. Center in San Antonio, Texas, which specializes in burn treatment arrive here today to accompany most severe cases to center; also bring drugs and treatments with them to treat others.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) Lloyd's of London and other insurance companies expect record losses as result of crash.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(London, England) Lloyd's officials say insurance industry can and will pay what may amount to $500 million. [Underwriter John HEWITT - cites possible lengths of time settlements could take.] Aviation agreements limit $75 thousand insurance on each passenger, but Americans can go to court in United States for more, especially if negligence can be proved and it's rare that it's not. Claims received from Turkish airliner crash near Paris, France, in 1974 noted. Rise in airline insurance now could result in fare hike.
REPORTER: George Montgomery

(Studio) Of 575 dead from crash, many from US, others from Holland. Town of Badhoevedorp hit hard.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Badhoevedorp, Holland) Ads in Dutch newspapers by KLM, Pan American and tour operator list names and express sympathy. In Badhoevedorp 7 of Il members of family of milkman killed in crash. Min. of Dutch Reform Church knew them well. [MAN - says whole tragedy too big to understand at present.] Memorial service to be held on Palm Sunday
REPORTER: John Dancy

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John;
Montgomery, George;
Ross, Brian

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