NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 19, 1989
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Crash of plane carrying United States soldiers in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in 1985 recalled. Report introduced.
(DC: Henry Champ) Calls to reopen Gander investigation due to findings of sabotage in crash of Pan Am flight 103 reported; scenes shown of wreckage on December 12, 1985. Canadian investigation findings reviewed; American journal "Aviation Wk. and Space Tech." reported calling for reopening of investigation. [Canadian Liberal party deputy leader Herb GRAY - says there are serious unanswered questions about cause of crash.] Review of Canadian board's efficiency by now-supreme court justice John Sopinka noted. [Bd. member Captain Ross STEVENSON, de-icing crew member Tom WEST - talk about investigation of icing of plane's wings as cause of crash.] Islamic Jihad recalled claiming responsibility for crash. [Bd. member Les FILOTAS - says sabotage was only superficially considered.] [Bd. chairperson Ken THORNEYCROFT - discusses board's role.] Pilot John Griffin noted bearing final responsibility if icing was accepted as cause. [Widow Teresa GRIFFIN - says board took easy way and blamed crew.] [THORNEYCROFT - defends findings.]
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