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Pensacola Bay Plane Crash #499172

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 09, 1978
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(Studio) Report on crash into bay of National Airlines jet trying to land at Pensacola, Florida.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Pensacola, Florida) Details about crash and rescue efforts given; aid in rescuing passengers provided by nearby barge under captaincy of Glenn McDonald noted. [McDONALD - describes rescue efforts.] National Trans. Safety Board probe of reason for crash mentioned. [SURVIVORS - state that there was no warning that they were about to crash.] [Passenger Glenda McNEASE - describes experience.] National Airlines spokesperson's statements in morning news conference cited. Coast Guard comment to rpting. team that drowning victims weren't wearing life jackets stated. Statements of tower operators on duty at time of crash given.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez (WALA-TV newstape, Mobile, Alabama)

Brinkley, David;
Jimenez, Bob

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