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New York, New York / Plane Crash / Flight 587 #653381

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 12, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) The crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, featured; details given of casualty figures; scenes shown from Belle Harbor, New York, at the crash site; computer animation shown. [Four WITNESSES - describe what they saw and heard.] [Former NTSB Greg FEITH - asks if there had been a catastrophic engine failure.] [President BUSH - says the people of New York "suffer again".]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Belle Harbor, New York: David Bloom) The impact of the plane crash on the ground examined; scenes shown of damages in Belle Harbor, New York. [Witnesses Paul MORACINA, Peter STUBIN, truck driver Ed DeVITO - describe what happened.] [New York Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - says the fires were "raging" when he arrived.] [Witness Dexter COX - says he feels like people cannot walk the streets safely.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with retired New York police officer Patrick Sullivan. [SULLIVAN - explains what he was doing when he first learned about the plane crash; compares the plane crash site with what he saw at Ground Zero; says he lost a son in the September 11 attack on America.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Boston: Anne Thompson) The economic fallout from the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 on an airline industry already weakened by the September 11 attack on America examined. [Industry analyst Terry TRIPPLER - says passengers will be more accepting if the cause of the crash was mechanical, but not if it was terrorism.] [Air Travelers Association president David STEMPLER - says people are uncertain about holiday travel.] [Former United Airlines CEO Gerald GREENWALD - says he thinks some airlines will merge.] [MAN - says the airlines must address safety.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Thompson, Anne

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