NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1984
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(Studio) Investigators reported finding cause of latest Provincetown-Boston Airline (PBA) crash, in Florida; details given. PBA recalled only recently returning to service after shutdown by Federal Aviation Administration for multiple safety violations.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(DC) Investigators' findings in Jacksonville, Florida, crash yesterday examined; details illustrated. Questions over FAA's recertification of grounded PBA discussed; PBA noted hiring former Federal Aviation Administration deputy director Michael Finello. [November 24, 1984, Federal Aviation Administration OFFICIAL - praises PBA.] Criticism of Federal Aviation Administration decision by John Galipault of independent Aviation Safety Institution outlined. [Representative Dan GLICKMAN - thinks Federal Aviation Administration was pressured into recertifying PBA quickly.] [PBA president Peter VAN ARSDALE - is confident company will survive.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager