NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 02, 1985
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(Studio) Discovery of wreckage of Eastern Airlines flight in Bolivia reported.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Miami, Florida) La Paz, Bolivia, airport noted called El Alto due to its height in Andes Mts. Wreckage said sighted on Mt. Illimani. [Eastern Airlines Vice President Richard McGRAW - comments.] Graphics shown. [McGRAW - says no indication of trouble came.] Flight's destination said Miami, Florida. Marian Davis, wife of United States ambassador to Paraguay, noted among those on board. Plane reported to be Boeing 727. [Eastern Airlines chief pilot Robert SHIPNER - says La Paz airport not considered hazardous.] Arrival in Miami of National Trans. Safety Bd members en route to investigate crash cited.
REPORTER: Dennis Murphy