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Segment 3 (Federal Aviation Administration and Air Safety) #503309

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1979
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(Studio) Present and proposed Federal Aviation Administration penalties for air safety violations noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Federal Aviation Administration administration quoted with regard to present safety rules and dangers inherent in them; changes in penalties proposed by Federal Aviation Administration administration Langhorne Bond cited. [BOND - comments.] Bond's attack on present system with regard to pilots and air traffic controllers quoted. [BOND - comments.] Response to Bond's proposed changes by Air Line Pilots Association and air traffic controller groups outlined. [Eastern Airlines president Frank BORMAN - comments.] [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson John O'BRIEN - comments.] Incring. near-misses at major airports noted.
REPORTER: Bob Kur

(NYC) Congestion of air space in New York due to Newark, Kennedy, LaGuardia and numerous small airports cited in relationship to incring. number of near-misses; figs. for January, February and March given. Near-miss between British Concorde and Cessna yesterday near Kennedy cited as example; diagram shown on screen. Role of diff. types radar systems in near-misses detailed.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(DC) Miami International Airport cited by Federal Aviation Administration as example of area providing unqualified aviation services, include unsafe planes.
REPORTER: Bob Kur

(Miami, Florida) December, 1973, crash of improperly loaded cargo plane into Miami residential area recalled; film shown. Federal Aviation Administration report with regard to uninspected planes operating out of part of Miami International Airport cited. Federal Aviation Administration crackdown on safety inspections and results detailed. [Dade Cnty. Aviation Department George SPOFFORD - comments.] Federal Aviation Administration noted as using events at Miami International as ex. for action elsewhere.
REPORTER: Ike Seamans

(DC) Upcoming congress hearing with regard to Federal Aviation Administration proposals noted.
REPORTER: Bob Kur

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Kur, Bob;
Seamans, Ike
Duration:
00:05:50

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