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Eastern Airliner Incident / Follow-Up #530402

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1983
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(Studio) Eastern Airlines said having history of engine failure due to maintenance errors.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Miami, Florida) National Trans. Safety Bd. hearing said discovering airline's past maintenance carelessness resulting in engine failure during flights; details outlined on screen. Internal memo warning about such incidents shown, quoted. [Mechanic James SUNBURY, uniden. MECHANIC - acknowledge not checking part.] [Mechanic Ken. WILSON - rationalizes late alteration of maintenance procedure.] Pilot's explanation for turning back to Miami rather than proceeding to Nassau mentioned. [Flight ATTENDANT - recalls passengers' panic.] Possibility of NTSB making maintenance recommendations for all airlines considered.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) NTSB said disclosing Federal Aviation Administration was aware of Eastern's earlier problems with part in question but failed to take any action.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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