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Mexico City Plane Crash / Update #57025

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1979
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(Studio) Flight recorder of Western Airlines flight 2605 reported being sent to DC in hopes of explaining yesterday's crash of plane at Mexico City airport; number killed noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Mexico City, Mexico) Mexican government reported blaming accident on pilot error; cleanup procedure reported, shown. National Safety Bd. members and Federal Aviation Administration said now investigating; details given. [Survivor Duane CANAGA - describes crash.] [Survivor Allard HOOGLAND - notes location of his seat was determining factor in surviving.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(NYC) Mexico City airport, considered by pilots among worst in world, examined; diagrams shown. Tape between Western pilot and tower played, transcribed on screen. Design of DC-10 said not at issue in crash; films shown.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Murphy, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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