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Peru / Missionary Plane Shot Down / Investigation #638157

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The investigation into the shooting down of an American missionary plane in Peru and the deaths of American missionary Veronica Bowers and her infant daughter Charity featured. [Assn of Baptists for World Evangelism Hank SCHELTEMA - describes the pilot's call for help.] [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - says American officials have raised questions.] [Cato Institute Ted CARPENTER - says the US is an accomplice in the tragedy.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Raleigh, North Carolina: David Bloom) The response of Veronica Bowers' family to the tragic events examined; amateur video shown of the Bowers family in Peru. [Veronica's parents Gloria and John LUTTIG - talk about their daughter.] [Bowers family spokesman David SOUTHWELL - says the plane cabin was filled with flames.] [Voice of pilot Kevin DONALDSON - says the Lord landed the plane.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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