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AA 191 Investigation #60139

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 1979
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(Studio) Update on investigation into crash of American Airlines flight 191 in Chicago last month
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Sequence of events, leading to crash of American Airlines flight 191, recalled; pilot's lack of knowledge as to what actually had occurred said probable reason for his loss of control. Testimony by National Trans. Safety Bd. to effect that, had pilot known specifics of damage, evasive action would have been possible and crash probably avoided noted. [Bd. spokesperson William HENDRICKS - says based on data and tests it would have been possible to control plane at that moment.] [Representative Norman MINETA - asks if pilot had any way of knowing extent of damage.] [HENDRICKS and MBR. - respond.] Conclusions by National Trans. Safety Bd. with regard to pilot performance and loss of electic system outlined; photos shown.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Possibility of domestic DC-10s resuming flights if Federal Aviation Administration investigators determine that maintenance and net design has caused metal fatigue reported; resumption of most international airlines use of DC-10s reported Swissair flight mentioned, shown. Response to overseas DC-10 flights by Airline Passengers Association given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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