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Boston, Massachusetts / Plane Incident / The Investigation / Airport Security #651023

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 23, 2001
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The investigation into the incident on an American Airlines plane in which Richard Reid tried to set off explosive devices in his sneakers reviewed; details given about the plastic explosives used. [Aviation security expert Brian JENKINS - says a small explosion could be very dangerous.] [Senators Richard SHELBY, Trent LOTT - say the terrorists will hit us again.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Paris: David Wright) The investigation in France as to how Reid got past airport security with a bomb in his shoes examined; details given of the heightened state of alert at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. [Flight International operations/safety editor David LEARMOUNT - comments on French security.] [Two PASSENGERS - react.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Boston: Ron Claiborne) What happened aboard plane Flight 63 examined; scenes shown from Logan Airport after the flight landed. [Passengers Thierry DUGOIN, Kwame JAMES - describe subduing Reid.] [National Guard Major Brian O'HARE - says the shoes are visually and manually checked.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The issue of airport security examined in light of this incident; details given of the likelihood that the Federal Aviation Administration will release a directive about increased security measures.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Neal Karlinsky) The reaction of holiday travellers to the "shoe bomb" incident reviewed; statistics on airline revenue cited. [Air passengers Amarils FRANCO, Pamela SINGER - comment.] [George Washington University Aviation Institution director Darryl JENKINS - predicts little falloff of air travel.] [Passenger Steve KRAUSS - comments on flying.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Karlinsky, Neal;
Simpson, Carole;
Stark, Lisa;
Thomas, Pierre;
Wright, David

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