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Sioux City, Iowa / Plane Crash #569640

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1989
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(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) United Airlines DC-10 reported crashing at Sioux City, Iowa, airport. Report introduced.

(Studio: Stan Bernard) Crash illustration; details of flight and survivors given. [Voice of survivor Rod VETTOR - describes crash.] Vettor quoted with regard to dead and wounded.

(Studio: Mary Alice Williams) [Voice of witness Ed FORST - comments on hearing on radio that plane with hydraulic failure was attempting to land; describes debris.] No. of confirmed survivors given.

(Studio: Mary Alice Williams; Miami, Florida: Robert Hager) Federal Aviation Administration reported confirming cause of crash; details given of engine and hydraulic failures. Issue of aging aircraft discussed. 1979 DC-10 crash near Chicago, Illinois, recalled.

Bernard, Stan;
Williams, Mary Alice

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