Search the Archive

El Salvador / CIA Plane #534045

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 20, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Guerrillas reported claiming responsibility for yesterday's downing of CIA plane in El Salvador, disputing administration reports; continued conflict over crash site noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(San Salvador, El Salvador) United States embassy's official explanation of crash mentioned; CIA's claims that arms for guerrillas are shipped from Nicaragua recalled. [Last month, Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel D'ESCOTO - calls for United States to prove accusations.] CIA videotape of boats allegedly smuggling arms to Salvadoran guerrillas shown; Salvadoran navy's inability to capture any smugglers despite daily CIA flights noted.
REPORTER: Mike Boettcher

(Studio) United States military advisers said possibly violating guidelines by visiting guerrilla-held town in El Salvador; details given.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

Boettcher, Mike;
Chung, Connie

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.