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Afghanistan War / Bomber Crash / Tora Bora #650824

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The crash of an American B-1 bomber in the Indian Ocean after taking off from Diego Garcia en route to Afghanistan featured; details given of the crew's escape. [Voice of pilot Air Force Captain William STEELE - talks about the ejection.] [Joint Chiefs vice chairman General Peter PACE - comments on the day's bombing in the mountains.] US concerns about reports that Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden got out of Afghanistan and the administration's decision to hold off releasing the bin Laden videotape noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tora Bora, Afghanistan: Dan Harris) The hunt for bin Laden in the mountains of Tora Bora featured; details given about a surrender and whether bin Laden is still in the caves; scenes shown of United States bombings and local Afghan fighters.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The situation in Kandahar, Afghanistan, reviewed; scenes shown of the damages and from the Taliban leaders' compound.

Harris, Dan;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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