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(Studio: Brian Williams) Last year reported as the deadliest year for air travel; statistics given.
(Atlantic City: Robert Hager) The FAA's introduction of a soft-bed arrester that is designed to keep planes from overshooting the runway in cases of long landings and aborted takeoffs featured; scenes shown of various past accidents and other safety devices being developed.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Dawn Fratangelo) Frequent malfunctions of airport computer radar screens featured; numerous power failures of the radar systems in Chicago, New York and Miami cited. [Air Traffic Controllers Association Mark SCHOLL - says the problem is 1950s computer systems.] [FAA Denis BURKE - plays down the danger.] [Chicago controller Lauren McCORMICK - says he is quitting due to the danger.] [Secretary of Transportation Federico PENA - blames Congress.]
- Fratangelo, Dawn;
- Hager, Robert;
- Williams, Brian
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