NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 30, 1977
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(Studio) Some survivors of Tenerife plane crash come back to United States; most seriously burned brought to burn treatment center in Texas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(San Antonio, Texas) 1st stop is McGuire AFB, New Jersey; 1 dies en route from Tenerife. Most seriously burned victims taken to Brooke Army Med. Center in San Antonio, Texas. Husband of 1 critically burned says almost impossible to escape fire after crash. [Edward HESS - describes escape.] Many new techniques for treating burns developed at Brooke during Vietnam war; most serious problem for burn victim is infection. [Hospital commander Colonel Basil PRUITT - says infection usually cause of fatal outcome in burn victim.]
REPORTER: George Lewis
(Studio) Spanish authorities agree to release tapes of conversations between pilots and tower to United States for analysis.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Tenerife, Canary Island) Investigation into cause of crash conts. Dutch government has indicated KLM pilot may have attempted takeoff without clearance. [KLM spokesperson Cor WESTERNENG - says it's inconceivable to KLM that captain would do that and recording off plane must be heard.] Dutch officials and FBI continue attempts to Idaho dead. Memorial service for victims held; is attended by Spain's air ministry and Pan American stewardess survivor.
REPORTER: David Burrington