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Denver, Colorado / Airplane Accident #553743

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 19, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Denver, Colorado: Robert Hager) Investigation reported continuing of crashed Continental jetliner flight 1713 in Denver, Colorado; details given, scenes shown. [Continental Airlines Bruce HICKS - says ice on the wings was not cause of crash.] Air turbulence created from another plane reported being studied as possible cause. Crew inexperience and wing icing said still considered. Crew experience discussed; scenes shown. [Airline consultant C.O. MILLER - says not normal for pilot and co-pilot to have such little experience.] Wing icing problem discussed. Scenes shown of Air France planes being deiced. Regulations reported being considered for revision.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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