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San Diego Air Crash #55816

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 25, 1978
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(Studio) Midair collision of Pacific Southwest Airlines jet with single engine plane piloted by student noted. Jet reported heading for Lindbergh Field. Is said to be worst in United States history. Crash of plane into residential neighborhood stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(San Diego, California) Details given about collision between airliner and Cessna 172 and crash in residential area. Airliner noted as on commuter flight from Sacramento and Los Angeles. [PEOPLE - describe scene as planes collided, fell and crashed.] Commuter flight reported to usual carry state employees, attys. and lobbyists from state capital to south California.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman (KGTV newstape)

(San Diego, California) Description given of scene of crash and damage to bldgs. and people. Gathering of crowd at scene noted; some looting reported.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer (KGTV newstape)

(No location given) Present mystery as to reason for collision noted. Known facts stated. Diagram and artist's interpretation of collision shown. Investigation by National Trans. Safety Board mentioned.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman Artist: Gerald Andrea

(Studio) Safety Board's report last week about potential chaos at larger airports outlined; reason given is use of larger airports by small planes due to facilities at small airports.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Chapman, Irv;
Geer, Stephen;
Robinson, Max
Duration:
00:05:00

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