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New York City / LaGuardia Airport / USAir Flight 405 Crash #585674

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(LaGuardia: Robert Hager) Fatal crash of USAir Flight 405 commuter plane outside New York's LaGuardia International Airport featured; scenes shown of rescue efforts in the wreckage in Flushing Bay; details given. [Survivor Richard LAWSON - says he was pinned underwater.] [Rescue WORKER - comments on the accident scene.] [NTSB John LAUBER - comments on the plane's breakup.] Attempts to de-ice the plane before takeoff recalled; diagram of wing slats which the plane did not have, scenes of March 1989 and November 1987 wreckage of similar planes shown. [USAir chief Seth SCHOFIELD - comments on investigation.] Investigators reported finding nothing relevant in the cockpit voice recording. Discussion held about why planes are not de-iced just before takeoff.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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