NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Record air travel over holiday wkend. reported Report on DC demonstrations by group of blind people against airline safety regulation requiring them to give up canes during takeoff and landing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Reasons for Federal Aviation Administration rule given. Details of demonstration outside FAA offices outlined. [National Federal of the Blind president Ralph SANDERS - says FAA considers blind helpless. States reasons having canes in flight could be advantages.] [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Peter CLAPPER - notes studies that have shown almost no difference in speed with which sighted and blind can get out of plane. Sympathizes with group's feelings that their independence is being taken away with canes.] Clapper's indications of Federal Aviation Administration efforts to resolve dispute listed.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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