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In Depth (Denver Death / Experimental Flying) #615508

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 14, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The fact that folk singer John Denver was flying illegally when he crashed examined; details about his two previous DUIs given; scenes shown from Monterey Bay. [Monterey County sheriff Norman HICKS - comments.] [Plane's designer Burt RUTAN - says Denver may have hit a bird.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Kelly O'Donnell) The type of homebuilt plane Denver was flying at the time of the crash examined; details given about the experimental Long EZ. [Pilots Richard REILLY, Mike HARVEY, "Aviation Week and Space Technology" Mike DORNHEIM - talk about the personal planes.]

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Williams, Pete

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