NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1979
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(Studio) Continued grounding of DC-10s while Federal Aviation Administration conducts investigation into cracking of engine mounts noted; effect of grounding on foreign airlines cited British Caledonia reported considering legal action against FAA; meeting in Switzerland next week by European authorities with regard to situation reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Possible reasons for engine mount cracks listed on screen; World Airways quoted in suit with regard to McDonnell Douglas assessment of cracks discovered in 2 American Airline DC-10s in San Francisco recently. Refitting procedure said being considered possible cause of American Airlines Chicago crash; details given [Federal Aviation Administration administration Langhorne BOND - comments; mentions National Trans. Safety Bd.] Reconsideration of original Federal Aviation Administration certification of DC-10s noted. Films and diagrams shown.
REPORTER: Bob Kur