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Airplanes / Wind Shear Detection Device #585087

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 18, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Denver: Roger O'Neil) Continental Airlines unveiling of what could become the first on-board wind shear detection system featured; scenes shown, definition given of wind shear. [National Center for Atmospheric Research John McCARTHY - comments on detection system.] Scenes shown of wreckage of August 2, 1985, Dallas crash and July 9, 1982, New Orleans, Louisiana, crash caused by wind shears; fatalities noted. Federal Aviation Administration installation of ground-based wind shear detection systems in airport control towers reported. [Continental Airlines assistant chief pilot Carter SMITH - talks about need for early detection to avoid wind shears.]

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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