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California / AeroMexico Crash #552464

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: George Lewis) Findings so far in Sunday's collision of Aeromexico jetliner and small plane over Cerritos, California, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson Captain Henry DUFFY - cites crew burdens.] Apparent circumstances of collision reviewed, illustrated. Implications of air congestion in area for air traffic controllers considered. Questions arising from FAA's rejection of approved Honeywell airborne collision avoidance system (ACAS) discussed. [Former Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Jim POPE - cites number killed in avoidable midair collisions due to Federal Aviation Administration lack of action in 1975 on ACAS.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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