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Cheyenne, Wyoming / Plane Crash #611878

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Cheyenne: Roger O'Neil) The investigation into the crash in Cheyenne, Wyoming, of the small plane carrying 7-year-old pilot Jessica Dubroff, her father and her flight instructor Joe Reid featured; scenes shown of Jessica's mother visiting the crash site. [Witness Tom JOHNSON - speaks to Jessica's mother.] [Mother Lisa Blair HATHAWAY - defends the right of children to fly.] [In class, 5th graders "TYSON," "RACQUEL" - comment.]

(Washington: Robert Hager) The bad weather and bad judgement of the adults aboard the plane examined; animation shown. [Representative John DUNCAN - offers negative commentary.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pescadero, California: George Lewis) Community reaction to the crash from Jessica's hometown of Pescadero and nearby Half Moon Bay, California, featured; scenes shown of memorials for Jessica. [Pescadero Postmaster Neil O'LEARY, flight instructor Forrest STORZ, neighbor Chris DUTSCH, friend Mandy FRENCH - comment.] [JESSICA - talks about the flight.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Lewis, George;
O'Neil, Roger

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