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California / Air Traffic Safety #511239

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 03, 1980
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(Studio) Computer controlling air traffic over north California and most of Nevada reported breaking down this morning; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) House subcommittee reported blaming Federal Aviation Administration of inefficiency in preventing fire and smoke usual following plane crashes; criticism said based on lack of promised action by Federal Aviation Administration after crashes occurring on July 11, 1961 and December 8, 1972. Govt. film shown; Federal Aviation Administration defense outlined. [National Trans. Safety Bd. chairperson James KING - comments on amount of research and no action.] [Representative Elliott LEVITAS - says Federal Aviation Administration has deliberate policy of designing inept regulations.] [KING - responds.] Federal Aviation Administration response reported
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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