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Hawaii / Aloha Airlines Explosion #561963

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 29, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introd.

(Honolulu, Hawaii: Don Oliver) Survivor quoted with regard to ordeal; details of explosion given, scenes shown. [SURVIVORS - comment on situation.] Amateur photographer's video shown of plane after landing; details given of injured. Plane's crewnoted commended for courage during crisis. Flight attendant noted believed to have been pulled from plane because of rapid decompression. Pilot Robert Schornstheimer shown with survivors. [WITNESS - comments on landing.] Aloha Airlines spokesperson quoted with regard to accident.

(DC: Robert Hager) Boeing 737s noted subject of Federal Aviation Administration warnings with regard to cracks in structure; Aloha Airlines' plane noted experiencing damage in same area. Boeing service bulletin illustration FAA's warning last fall to airlines re: cracks recalled. Investigators quoted with regard to dismissal of bomb causing explosion. [Ex-Federal Aviation Administration investigator Chuck MILLER - comments on structural failure.] Structural failure noted rare cause of accidents. Japan Air Lines crash in 1986 recalled; scenes shown; details given of structural failure. [Boeing spokesperson Craig MARTIN - comments on investigation.] Federal Aviation Administration officials noted admiring pilot's landing.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Aloha Airlines officials noted declining to comment on accident.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Oliver, Don

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