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Louisiana / Plane Crash Aftermath #524585

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 1982
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(Studio) Investigation into crash of Pan Am flight 759 in Kenner, LA, said focusing on weather as cause.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Kenner, LA) Details of investigation examined; photos of crash site taken by Keith Bauer shown. [BAUER - notes lingering impact of crash.] Funeral for ground victim Lisa Baye noted.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Studio) National Trans. Safety Bd.'s assessment of wind shear warning preceding crash noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Role of wind shear in air flight examined. 1973 crash in Saint Louis, 1975 incident at NYC's Kennedy Airport and other crashes' said blamed on wind shear; films shown. [Representative Elliott LEVITAS - thinks present methods of detecting wind shear are inadequate.] Current research into problem in Colorado noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Type of radar system capable of detecting wind shear noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger

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