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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 1979
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(Studio) Resumption of DC-10 flights by European airlines reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Swissair's resumption of DC-10 flights noted [PASSENGERS - comment.] Expense of groundings to airlines stated; Alitalia situation cited as example Alitalia criticism of McDonnell Douglas response to maintenance procedures since Chicago crash outlined. [Alitalia official Ferruccio PAVOLINI - discusses ground checks.] European DC-10s noted still banned from landing in US.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(DC) Results given of National Trans. safety Bd. investigation into possible controllability of American flight 191 had pilot known extent of damage; photos shown. [Bd. member William HENDRICKS - comments.] Bd.'s findings so far noted indicating that crew acted properly considering information they had; pres. Douglas Aircraft Corp., division of McDonnell Douglas, John Brizendine's upcoming testimony mentioned. Federal Aviation Administration discovery of more engine mount cracks, include one on Continental jet recently inspected and doubts as to whether cracks are actually caused by improper maintenance, reported.

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David;
Kur, Bob

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