ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Contd. research by investigators into cause of collision of jet and small plane over San Diego on Monday detailed. 3rd plane theory noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(San Diego, California) Details about 3rd plane theory given; federal officials' identification of certain Cessna also making practice runs at Lindbergh Field as only other plane in area that could have been involved stated. [Cessna pilot Robert HAMPTON - describes location of his plane at time of collision. Says it could be one investigators speak of, but it couldn't have been involved.] Investigators' decision to all but rule out Hampton's plane, while head of probe hasn't ruled out theory of 3rd plane in area, noted. [National Trans. Safety Board spokesperson Philip HOGUE - says Pacific Southwest Airlines pilot reported passing and this must mean he either thought single-engine Cessna had passed him or that another plane had done so. Will have to check circumstances.]
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara
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