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Croatia / Air Force Plane Crash / Brown's Death #612205

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 03, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(White House: Brian Williams) Crash in Croatia of an Air Force plane carrying Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 32 other people reported; map shown of the Dubrovnik, Croatia, area where the plane went down on its way to the airport. The reaction of President Clinton to Brown's death reported. [At the Commerce Department, CLINTON - praises Brown.] Brown's two-day trade mission with business leaders in Bosnia to help rebuild the economy noted; scenes shown of Brown. [Attorney General Janet RENO - makes the announcement to Justice Department employees.] Brown's role as the consummate Washington political insider and last year's investigation of his financial dealings reviewed. [Former New York Governor Mario CUOMO - comments on Brown.]

(Washington: Robert Hager) The background to the plane crash near Dubrovnik and the problems of bad weather in the area examined. [Lieutenant General Howell ESTES - says the landing appeared routine.] [Former aviation investigator Rudy CAPUSTON - comments on the weather.]

(New York: Mike Jensen) Names of business heads who were on the flight's passenger list given; their pictures shown. [Parsons Corporation Ron WILDERMUTH - comments.] [Dine Corp president Daniel BANISTER - talks about his decision not to go on the trip.] [BROWN - comments on the business leaders.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Jensen, Mike;
Williams, Brian
Duration:
00:10:00

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