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Nimitz / Plane Crash #517026

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 1981
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(Studio) Plane crash on USS Nimitz reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of crash examined; films, diagrams, photos shown. [Navy corpsman Max WYMAN - describes scene.] Plane that crashed, an AE-6, recalled temporarily taken out of service last year after series of crashes. [Colonel Royal MOORE - notes difficulty in such landings.] Investigation said continuing; details given.

(Norfolk, Virginia) Atmosphere here in response to accident examined. [Fran BYINGTON, Captain Ray HAMILTON - note psychological impact of such tragedies.] Lena Roverson mentioned, shown.
REPORTER: Robert Hager (WAVY-TV news tape)

(Studio) Nimitz recalled the launching ship for unsuccessful 1980 Iran rescue mission; its tour of duty in Indian Ocean last year said longest of any US ship since World War II.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Pell, Gene;
Hager, Robert

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