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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United Airlines flight 811, en route to New Zealand, reported making emergency landing after section of fuselage tore from plane. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) Federal Aviation Administration and NTSB investigators reported asserting that loose cargo door caused accident; details given, scenes shown. [PASSENGERS - describe scene.] Incident illustration; number presumed dead given. [United Airlines spokesperson Lawrence NAGIN -defends plane's safety.] Past accidents caused by improperly sealed cargo doors recalled; scenes shown. Federal Aviation Administration recalled ordering that cargo door locks be checked. [Ex-pilot Jack BURK - comments on cargo doors.] Cargo door locks illustration Investigators reported dismissing sabotage theory.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw, DC: Robert Hager) Age and safety record of plane noted.
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Hager, Robert
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