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South Dakota / B-1B Bomber Crash #559779

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) B-1B bomber reported crashing near Rapid City, South Dakota; details given. Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Francis) President Reagan's support of B-1B bombers noted. Last wk.'s B-1B bomber crash recalled. [Air Force Brigadier General Robert MARQUETTE - comments on last night's crash.] Problems with aircraft listed. [GAO analyst Harry FINLEY - comments on bomber.] [Air Force pilot Mark REID - defends program.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Fred Francis) Congress resistance to further B-1B testing noted. Funding problems for bomber discussed; President Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter mentioned.

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred

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