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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.

(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.

(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.

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert;
Kur, Bob;
Seamans, Ike

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