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Scotland / Pan Am Plane Crash #560326

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 21, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Pan Am 747 reported crashing in Lockerbie, Scotland; details given, map of route shown. Tentative death toll given. Reports introd.

(London, England: Peter Kent) Plane noted crashing into gas station, causing explosion; details given, scenes shown. [Voice of witness Mike CALLAGHAN - describes scene.] [Witness Archie SMITH - comments on explosions.] British civil aviation authorities noted asserting that midair collision did not occur. (Studio: Tom Brokaw, London, England: Peter Kent) Possibility of sabotage discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview with eyewitness noted forthcoming if possible. Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Hager) Accident noted unusual because of altitude of plane; sources quoted. Investigators noted examining possibilities of sabotage, catastrophic failure, cracks, midair collision; exs. given, scenes shown.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw, DC: Robert Hager) Absence of radio communication noted unusual.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [Automobile Association of Scotland spokesperson Jack MIKLE - describes scene and quotes his friends.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Syracuse Univ. students reported on plane. Worst crashes in recent memory listed on screen.

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Kent, Peter
Duration:
00:08:40

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