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Closeup (FAA) #51880

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 27, 1978
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(Studio) Federal hearing in San Diego, California, with regard to collision/crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines flight and small plane, noted. Report is on whether such crashes could have been avoided.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(San Diego, California) Details of San Diego crash given; films and photos shown. National Trans. Safety Board hearing detailed. Testimony of Representative Lionel Van Deerlin, who representatives crash area, reported [VAN DEERLIN - reports efforts of air controller Steven Gibby to alert Federal Aviation Administration superiors to problems at Lindbergh Field.] Interview with Gibby, now in Portland, OR, shown. [GIBBY - describes 1 near-miss he was controlling.] Controller's remarks that FAA never answered his reports of unsatisfactory conditions given. [GIBBY - says air travel industry must stay ahead of times. Says crashes can happen anywhere in nation]
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Upcoming report noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Bergman, Jules;
Robinson, Max

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