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Black Market Airplane Parts #586876

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Preview of "Dateline NBC" report on black market airplane parts featured; scenes shown of FBI raids on parts repair shops and brokers that do business with the major airlines. [Transportation Department Mary STERLING-SCHIAVO - responds to question of whether all counterfeit parts are caught before they end up on airplanes.] Example given of profitability of black market airplane parts. [Metro-Dade police Lieutenant Sam DUNCAN - says counterfeit parts are available.] Discovery of unsafe parts in planes or maintenance hangers of most major airlines noted; Northwest and Continental airlines reported particularly hard hit due to their business with K.C. Aerospace. [K.C. Aerospace Tom COFFEE - says equipment was not overhauled.] Scenes shown of Miami men accused of selling suspect jet engine starters. [FBI William GAVIN - says it's a homicide waiting to happen.] Discussion held about how easy it is to steal airplane parts and put them on the black market.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian

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