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Special Segment (Fire Control) #534739

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1984
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(Edwards AFB, California) Federal Aviation Administration test tomorrow of fuel additive which will hopefully reduce fire hazard in plane crashes previewed; death toll as result of such fire in Tenerife plane collision, 1977, cited as example Films, photos shown. Crash test preparations described, illustrated. Questions about actual capabilities of new anti-misting fuel additive considered; unanswered questions listed on screen, discussed. [Independent safety engineer Harry ROBERTSON - notes potential danger with additive.] [Federal Aviation Administration test director Bill WESTFIELD - defs. product] Airlines' complaint about additives' expense cited. [Air Transport Association spokesperson Roger FLEMING - ests. overall cost of program.] [WESTFIELD - responds.] [ROBINS - thinks Federal Aviation Administration is desperate to show progress.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Hager, Robert

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